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Colonizing Saturn is proven to be easier than Jupiter. The mass of Saturn is 95 times that of Earth, although the possibility for floating colonies powered by hydrogen exists.

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Any human visit to Saturn would have to be suspended in balloons or dirigibles, like seen here. The atmospheric pressure at the upper layers of clouds ranges between 0,5 and 2 times the pressure at sea level on Earth, so in theory you could stay suspended under the open sky there without the need of pressurized a space suit. You would, however, need to bring along oxygen to breathe and it would be very cold - temperatures at this altitude range between -170 and -110 C.


Colonies would probably remain floating by balloons (just like with the Colonization of Venus) or with engines, constantly propelling the platform upwards to off-set gravity pulling it down towards the hostile core. The latter could prove difficult, with the constant production and/or import of fuel necessary.