On June 27th, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced plans for a new mission called Dragonfly which will launch in 2026 to explore Titan, one of Saturn’s moons.
The purpose of the mission is to probe the far away world, first in search of alien life, and to see if Titan could possibly be inhabitable by humans.
It’s funny not many people see a problem with this. I say it’s funny, but sad would be a more appropriate word. Our leaders know something the general public doesn’t, and they’re actively preparing for it…
That something is the fact our world is doomed.
Like the plot of a futuristic science fiction movie, our government and private corporations are aggressively plotting ways of getting humans off the Earth for colonization on other worlds as soon as possible. But this isn’t science fiction, it’s a reality, and there is a simple, valid reason for them wanting to do this.
Our world is too far gone to fix.
The media talks about global warming, violent natural disasters, drastic weather changes and other things which affect our planet, but what we don’t hear is the real truth. Any changes we make now might reduce the effects of human caused problems, but they will never eliminate them. Like a ticking time bomb, it’s only a matter of time before Earth is uninhabitable.
The reason you should be concerned about any new space missions seeking habitable extraterrestrial locations is because more than likely, you and your family won’t be there when the new worlds are colonized.
If you’re lucky enough to live long enough to see a mass exodus from Earth, the average person probably isn’t going to be invited. Seats will surely be reserved for only the smartest, most useful and of course, the most elite and richest passengers (these categories rule me out too).
With a current Earth population of 7.53 BILLION people and an anticipated increase of a billion more over the next 20 years, the odds of you getting on a galactic moving van are slim regardless. If we wanted to evacuate eight billion people off the planet, it would be a near impossible task.
Let’s do some fun math:
Space launches are not easy to do. They require tremendous amounts of fuel and propulsion to get them off the ground. Cabin space is often limited because the majority of the launch vehicle is used for fuel.
But hypothetically, let’s say we could build a space vehicle capable of carrying 100 people, a capacity far bigger than anything we’ve ever launched. If we could do this, we would need 80 MILLION of these vehicles to get everyone off the Earth.
Ponder that number for a minute.
If we could somehow build a huge ship capable of carrying 1,000 passengers, we would still need 8 million of these transports. The journey to Titan would take about 8 years with our current propulsion technology. Even if we were only making a shorter trip to Mars, which is also a proposed site for colonization, it’d still be a few months to almost a year of space travel.
Would you want to be cooped up in a cargo bin for that long?
Even if the spacecraft could carry 10,000 passengers, you would still need 800,000 ships. These ships would be massive in size beyond imagination because they’d not only have to carry people and fuel but also years of supplies for all of the passengers.
These ships would be so large they’d have to be built in space, which brings us back to the original outrageous numbers. How we would get the 8 billion people to these ships? We didn’t even discuss the massive effort and time it would take to build 800,000 ships in space, or 8 million on Earth.
Would it even be possible to make even a fraction of this number?
There are variables of course (reusable ships like the old space shuttle, recycled booster rockets, etc.), but it would still be an incredible undertaking, not to mention the cost or time involved to build or recover them.
Even if we could build them, it’s not going to happen any time soon.
The fun part is, the longer we stay on the planet, the more the math gets exponentially increased (the population of the Earth is expected to be over 11 billion by 2100. That’s only a mere 70 years away. An increase of a billion (or 3 billion) more people would require thousands, or millions more ships, depending on the capacity.
In short, many (MANY) humans will be left behind when the exodus begins.
Who will choose who stays or goes?
What will happen to those left behind?
This isn’t a crazy made up conspiracy theory. This is the world we live in. These things are happening right now, right in front of us.
Pollution, overcrowding and depletion of Earth’s natural resources are very real things. Even if you completely dismiss theories on global warming, you can’t deny the damage caused by the parasites known as humanity (read my article Humans Are Planetary Virus).
You and I aren’t going to be on those ships, so maybe we need to make the best of what we’ve got here, because we don’t really have much of a choice.
Written by Marty Augustine
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