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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm sure there are a few people in this forum that wish I would sign up for this but really I just can't imagine. Apparently there is no shortage of applicants though. Beats the hell outa me why.


    "An ambitious project that aims to send volunteers on a one-way trip to Mars unveiled plans for the first private unmanned mission to the Red Planet Tuesday, a robotic vanguard to human colonization that will launch in 2018.

    Mars One invited anyone over age 18 to apply to be an astronaut. About 165,000 people answered the first call for applications, which closed at the end of August. There will be four rounds of selection before the finalists are chosen.


    Mars One unveils first stage of plan to colonize Red Planet | Fox News


    EDIT: FREAKIN insane
    It's for the survival of humanity! Our eventual salvation lies in expanding beyond the Earth, and eventually beyond the solar system. Only then will we be able to truly ensure our civilisation lasts.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Why the hell would I like to go on a one way trip to Mars> Not know but hell no.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Why the hell would I like to go on a one way trip to Mars> Not know but hell no.
    Please go. If not for our sake, then for your own. A planet with no liberals! What are you waiting for?








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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Why?

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    All the scientific advancements that can be achieved only through projects like these; all of the new discoveries that we will make; all of the resources that we will unlock, etc, etc.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm sure there are a few people in this forum that wish I would sign up for this but really I just can't imagine. Apparently there is no shortage of applicants though. Beats the hell outa me why.


    "An ambitious project that aims to send volunteers on a one-way trip to Mars unveiled plans for the first private unmanned mission to the Red Planet Tuesday, a robotic vanguard to human colonization that will launch in 2018.

    Mars One invited anyone over age 18 to apply to be an astronaut. About 165,000 people answered the first call for applications, which closed at the end of August. There will be four rounds of selection before the finalists are chosen.


    Mars One unveils first stage of plan to colonize Red Planet | Fox News


    EDIT: FREAKIN insane
    Personally if I was going to hump all the way to Mars I would keep on going to at least Jupiter orbit or Saturn orbit. A couple reasons for that move. 1) Mars be dead and don't have a radiation belt so it gets hit hard with radiation a lot of the high-speed interstellar stuff is going to bombard you. Not kosher at all. Think iron particles and the like and you begin to understand what the Van Allen belt does for us. You would have to live under ground at a 3rd G which is another reason to head all the way to the Jupiter. Build habitats that provide a full G. It would be less hassle. 2) Jupiter provides a few things Mars does not, energy and protection from interstellar radiation amongst them. Jupiter has an abundance of energy to harvest via the very magnetic belt that protects from hard radiation. And a large magnetic belt to help shield from the really nasty radiation that is hard to protect against. There are plenty of resources in local orbit to be able to harvest relatively easily all sorts of useful stuff like reaction mass, water, methane ect..

    Mars may be closer, and have a certain allure but practically speaking if we are going to take our first steps as truly self sustaining space culture then the gas giants are a much better destination for long term efficient sustainability.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

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    I agree, when I say we, I'm talking about the species as a whole, not this on company. I think the government should be the ones backing endeavors like this. We'd be able to work out a lot of the kinks by colonizing the moon first.
    The best way to do this is to use the moon as a raw materials supply base and practice building space habitats and manufacturing facilities. Settling on the moon would not be the best idea expect as a work camp environment. You practice building and settling the orbital habitats. You get those working well then you have the tech needed to expand outward.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It will require terraforming and those who say "there is nothing there" are getting their opinions© from ? Sheer negativity I think.

    This is for the bravest, boldest and most visionary. For most, a day without "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is a hardship condition.
    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.

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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.
    ..and you know this how? When you went to Mars there were no cat cafes?

    Sci-Fi pipe dreams. Like phones that don't need wires. Like aluminum planes with 500 passengers? Like computers that weigh 7 ounces?

    Sure. Nothing is possible.

    I don't question your honesty but your claim of accuracy is a little weak IMHO.

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    One way trip to Mars

    I suppose the only people that would go are the same types that would have left to colonies in the 1400-1600s. People with nothing to lose. Adventurers. And people who might gain fame and fortune.

    I wouldn't go. I have a girlfriend I want to marry some day, a loving family, and a few friends that mean the world to me. (Pun intended).
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    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.

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