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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Next reality show?



    Man's trips to the Moon were on TV and this will also be televised and recorded.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    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.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    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.
    You are really trying to compare the moon and mars?

    Didn't your OP say it was a one way trip?

    That would mean the first people going there would have to build living quarters with no resources and no air.

    I think that is the definition of stupid.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Man's trips to the Moon were on TV and this will also be televised and recorded.
    You actually answered that seriously? I don't know what to say.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    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?



    Whether you believe it or not, this will likely happen.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    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?
    You forgot something. You would need to cover the house with an air tight bubble and have to create your oxygen from another source. Seal the house completely so no air escapes and try to live like that. If the air source goes down, you are dead.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Benefits of Space Exploration

    5 Spinoffs from the Hubble Space Telescope

    What are the benefits of space exploration

    I can just keeping going down the line of google links to the benefits. Energy (fusion tech), electronics (small computer chips), medical (artificial heart), physics (required equations for such travel), navigation (GPS), emergency tech (jaws of life), and the list goes ON and ON and ON. What could be gained from traveling and colonizing other planets? We have no ******* clue. The historic results of our previous endeavors can be used to predict the outcome of future possible gains: such a wide variety of fields that have experienced gains that the only certainty we have is uncertainty in what fields will grow from future exploration.

    Off the top of my head? What could we gain in sustainable technology? Well I would think an extraterrestrial base that could sustain life would benefit Earth in regards to MANY forms of sustainable products: food, water, energy. We could gain long distance communication technologies that we didn't know existed. Better fuel sources from research into more efficient systems. Better and longer lasting wires, batteries, smaller chips, medical technology that can sustain life, and I mean the list goes ON and ON and ON.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Whether you believe it or not, this will likely happen.

    Wait and see.
    We will all be long dead and so will our great grandchildren.

    Remember there is no more space program, Obama killed it.

    There isn't enough private money out there to accomplish this, and if there was you certainly wouldn't want it spent on this.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You are really trying to compare the moon and mars?

    Didn't your OP say it was a one way trip?

    That would mean the first people going there would have to build living quarters with no resources and no air.

    I think that is the definition of stupid.
    It is not my OP. Nor did I suggest that people just go there unequipped. I discussed terraforming earlier in the thread and got clled stupid for that.

    So, some of us are more visionary than others. That doesn't make any of us bad. But to go to Mars will require a huge investment and planning. Christopher Columbus in space.

    Why assume no resources and no air provided for? Are you just looking for an opportunity to be insulting? If so, why?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Benefits of Space Exploration

    5 Spinoffs from the Hubble Space Telescope

    What are the benefits of space exploration

    I can just keeping going down the line of google links to the benefits. Energy (fusion tech), electronics (small computer chips), medical (artificial heart), physics (required equations for such travel), navigation (GPS), emergency tech (jaws of life), and the list goes ON and ON and ON. What could be gained from traveling and colonizing other planets? We have no ******* clue. The historic results of our previous endeavors can be used to predict the outcome of future possible gains: such a wide variety of fields that have experienced gains that the only certainty we have is uncertainty in what fields will grow from future exploration.

    Off the top of my head? What could we gain in sustainable technology? Well I would think an extraterrestrial base that could sustain life would benefit Earth in regards to MANY forms of sustainable products: food, water, energy. We could gain long distance communication technologies that we didn't know existed. Better fuel sources from research into more efficient systems. Better and longer lasting wires, batteries, smaller chips, medical technology that can sustain life, and I mean the list goes ON and ON and ON.
    Please tell that to President Obama.

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