Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

  1. #1
    Educator
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Last Seen
    09-15-10 @ 05:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,008

    BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    ''Six would-be cosmonauts have entered a sealed facility where they will spend 18 months with no windows and only e-mail contact with the outside world.

    The men are taking part in the Mars500 project, which aims to simulate a mission to Mars.''
    Quote from BBC News - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Would you volunteer to do this? Explain your answer.

  2. #2
    Girthless
    RightinNYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Last Seen
    01-23-11 @ 11:56 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    25,894

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Yes, b/c I'd get to bone the **** out of Teresa Hill.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  3. #3
    Sage
    Infinite Chaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Seen
    11-19-17 @ 06:45 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    14,858

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    -- Would you volunteer to do this? Explain your answer.
    No, I wouldn't. I couldn't live without my kids and my partner. Also I have a windowless office and am really happy to get away at the end of any day I am office bound and not teaching or elsewhere in the University. 18 months of a cooped up tin can with no real windows on the world would drive me crazy. (Not to mention the hygiene question)

  4. #4
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,159

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mell View Post
    ''Six would-be cosmonauts have entered a sealed facility where they will spend 18 months with no windows and only e-mail contact with the outside world.

    The men are taking part in the Mars500 project, which aims to simulate a mission to Mars.''
    Quote from BBC News - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Would you volunteer to do this? Explain your answer.
    It's an intresting study and I suppose I'm glad they're doing it. Similar studies have been conducted in the past.

    As for me, no. I have a teenage child to raise, and an elderly widowed mother to take care of. The main breaking point for me is that if the payoff at the end was to actually set foot on Mars, it would be worth the isolation, crowding and confinement... but since it is just a study and they aren't actually going anywhere, my sense of adventure says "Ho hum."

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  5. #5
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:02 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,316
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Yes, b/c I'd get to bone the **** out of Teresa Hill.
    Why do so many of your jokes go over my head?
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  6. #6
    Girthless
    RightinNYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Last Seen
    01-23-11 @ 11:56 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    25,894

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why do so many of your jokes go over my head?
    Maybe because they reference things that no respectable person should have encountered:

    Bio-Dome - Movie Trailers - Preview - NYTimes.com

    She's the hottie at :45
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

  7. #7
    Goddess of Bacon

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Last Seen
    05-28-12 @ 09:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,988

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    I would do it for the right amount of cash. But they'd have to make it worth my while.

  8. #8
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:02 AM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,316
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Maybe because they reference things that no respectable person should have encountered:

    Bio-Dome - Movie Trailers - Preview - NYTimes.com

    She's the hottie at :45
    Ew, Paullie Shore...
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  9. #9
    Educator
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Last Seen
    09-15-10 @ 05:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,008

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    I woundnt do it, because it would involve neglecting my boyfriend and daughter. As well as that, I read it is pretty hard on the body healthwise.

  10. #10
    Sage
    bhkad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Seen
    08-13-10 @ 01:01 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    10,745

    Re: BBC news - Volunteers begin Mars500 isolation

    Yes, I'd do it. This is a scientific precursor to a manned Mars mission. What an honor!

    OBL 11/24/02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •