Poll: Where Should Humans Build the 1st Space Colony?

Where should the first permanent space colony be built?

  • The Moon - It's our nearest neighbor after all.
  • Mars - The Red Planet should be the next giant leap.
  • Deep Space - Orbiting outposts are the only way to go.
  • Asteroid Waystation - We should hitch a ride on a space rock.
Author Bio
Tariq Malik
Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor

Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter and on Facebook.

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