Video shows how humans could colonize Mars

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I was on vacation last week when the Mars Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars, so I missed out on all that fun. But with Mars attention being pretty high these days, I ran across this video, in which author and aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin and NASA Ames researcher Margarita Marinova discuss the possibility of colonizing the Red Planet.

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The video, posted on Vimeo by DEEPSPEED media, is part of a feature documentary entitled "Someday Somewhere Beyond", which explores "the history and future of space colonies."

Colonizing Mars from DEEPSPEED media on Vimeo.

The big question for readers: If you had the opportunity to go live on Mars as part of a colony, would you? Even if they didn't have Internet access?

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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