Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
But there are some great reasons to colonize near-Earth space. Not so much Mars or any other planet.

It's gonna take some specialized equipment to keep tabs on the arseholes of near space colonies - longe range colonoscopes, I think, for doing colonoscopies.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller