Blue Origin thread. in Science & Spaceflight Posted May 7 1 hour ago, SOXBLOX said: Aaaand so the environmental problems in the Gobi Desert, where there's breathable atmosphere and no dangerous radiation, are harder to deal with than the problems in space? Hah! If it comes to it that we're so short on space that we have to industrialise deserts, then that is a future from Blade Runner rather than Star Trek. If we want to preserve our planet in its current form then we cannot use up all the space. Arguably we have already used enough space that there will be unpleasant consequences once the initial inertia wears off.