• Question: How long do you think it will be be before we start colonising other planets?

    Asked by Lebron James to Col Op, Elie, Floris, Jenn, RocketRich on 4 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by Sabrina, Bennerf920, T-Dog, mboromax.
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      Richard Moss answered on 4 Mar 2016:

      When will you finish your studies?
      Today I am working on the Orion spacecraft. We will launch the first flight model in 2018. It will be without a crew and fly around the Moon as a test flight. The next flight will be soon after and take astronauts to the Moon. The next step will be taking people to Mars.
      It will be at least 10 years before we start colonisation, but it is starting to become a realistic future for school children today.
      Would you want to go?