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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Say the word, and I can be packed and ready to go by 0500 tomorrow morning.
    Why would you need to pack anything other than your best suit?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Someone has to go first. We're using this planet up pretty fast. Mars is a high potential future home for humankind. Not so long ago, "going West" in America was a big adventure. Now, you can get cell service in the heart of the African jungle.

    Progress.
    So this is a veiled attempted at population control?

    Get rid of the stupid people first?

    I could go for that.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Well, at my age - no. But when I was young, I went all over the world by myself seeking fame and fortune. I lived in Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Thailand before they got rich and while the wars were still on. So, yes, I very well might have but of course its easy to say that since I don't have to do it so I might be full of ****.

    But I'm a lifelong Sci-Fi guy and I used to love adventure in my fearless youth.
    It is not about the destination but the journey.

    That is because once you get there you are dead.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    From what everyone else had been saying, their timetable is beyond ambitious. Let alone the risks.
    Everybody going knows they are going to die, hence one way trip.

    What risks would matter?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I am not sure if we ever ran across life on another planet we would be able to recognize it as such. Who know what life would be based on out there, I am sure life can exist that isn't based on carbon. What about form or non-form, then there is space and time, perhaps it is all different to them. who really knows? Possibilities are infinite.
    You have 2 options. If you believe that a "god" designed us, then any other life forms that god created might be completely different than us.

    But, if you believe we evolved from bacteria (and we behave like bacteria sometimes) then the bi-pedal model is very likely. Look how complicated we are. Look at your hands and feet, all those bones and all in instant contact with your brain. This took millions of years.

    So, I suspect that our out-planet brothers and sisters are fairly similar in construction with adjustments for their gravity level. We may be ugly, but our design is quite clever and explicable.

    Now, are there hive-minds and energy-beings. I sure hope so but likely everyone is just as wonderfully simple and complex as we are. And I think there are lots of them, in various tages of development. In 1000 years, we won't look like we do now but the principle will remain the same.

    I suppose. I could be wrong.

    Now, if this is a god design, we might find terrific variances since god would not want all its eggs in our one basket.

    Suggested reading on this topic: Amazon.com: Midnight at the Well of Souls (Audible Audio Edition): Jack L. Chalker, Peter Macon: Books

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Smartest answer so far.
    You haven't seen mine yet.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    There is nothing there.
    That is an honest and accurate statement.
    The only thing that can be said for mars is that it is not here. You would need to bring everything with you to live, food, water, air, fuel, shielding from radiation, cosmic dust and micro meteorites.
    "Terraforming " is an entertaining sci-fi pipe dream... virtually impossible.
    Don't be so negative though.

    It is a great place to send stupid people.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So this is a veiled attempted at population control?

    Get rid of the stupid people first?

    I could go for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    It is not about the destination but the journey.

    That is because once you get there you are dead.
    Yeah, look at those morons who went to the moon. And lived to tell about it.

    It';s more like population expansion. Now, does the universe need more humans? I guess that's a POV thing.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    How to experience life on Mars.

    1. Go in your house or apartment.
    2. Stay there.

    You are now experiencing living on a station in Mars.

    To experience the trip, piles lots of food and water in a walk-in closet with a porta potty and potty bags. Go stay in it for 6 months. You are now traveling to Mars. Nothing is more exciting that a total void.

    It is amazing for anyone to actually think that while we can't collectively manage earth, we could do so on a barren and atmosphere-less distant planet.

    No one has given a reason, any purpose, to putting a station on Mars. Why not a station in a deep ocean trench instead?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Think of living the rest of your life in a mobile home in the middle of the most horrible desolate and hot region on earth that you never, ever can leave. It's worse on Mars.

    Any time they have tried to have humans in a small group live in a small space (cave, arboretum), they all quit within weeks.
    Well yes there is that human nature thing.

    They will just have to forget about that.

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