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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    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.
    You don't really understand distances in space, do you?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Yes. I have seen the future of this planet, and I want no part in it.

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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 moon would make a much more suitable location for a permanent colony than Mars would. It is "easy" to supply from Earth and there is water there to use. Not to mention the ideal distance from the Sun. Why this fascination with Mars for a colony? It has no air and is cold as hell. The Sun is nothing but a bright Star on Mars. Maybe mining? Even if it was full of gold, I doubt it would be worth the expense of shipping it back to Earth. Mars is REALLY far away.
    Last edited by iguanaman; 12-11-13 at 11:54 PM.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes. I have seen the future of this planet, and I want no part in it.
    I don't think you have much choice in that one

    i'm NOT a liberal!

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by lka View Post
    I don't think you have much choice in that one
    I can leave this planet at any time. I would just prefer to watch my grandchildren grow up before I go to Hel.

    Mars is a good middle-ground.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You don't really understand distances in space, do you?
    Sure, I do.

    The vast, ludicrously large distances to the nearest star systems remain insurmountable to us, for now, though talk of generation arks or terraforming probes are already in their infancy.

    But it's not ludicrous at all to think about exploration and colonisation of our solar system!

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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
    I wouldn't want to be the first to go. But I'd highly encourage and support those who do. However I doubt Mars One will get off the ground, as yet they have secured no major sponsors which is the lynchpin of their plan. Dennis Tito's Mars slingshot mission has a better chance and its still low odds.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    ..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.
    Warp drive Mr Sulu ... beam me up Scotty
    ...Send us a postcard from "terraformed" mars.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The moon would make a much more suitable location for a permanent colony than Mars would. It is "easy" to supply from Earth and there is water there to use. Not to mention the ideal distance from the Sun. Why this fascination with Mars for a colony? It has no air and is cold as hell. The Sun is nothing but a bright Star on Mars. Maybe mining? Even if it was full of gold, I doubt it would be worth the expense of shipping it back to Earth. Mars is REALLY far away.
    Too many people don't understand the distances involved in space travel, nor the exceptionally harsh reality it is either. In addition to distance, there are matters like radiation. The long term physical effects on the human body for radically altering gravity. Even the psychological effects of isolation in a trapped setting even with a group of people.

    Living on Mars would be horrific. Like living in the Sahara desert in a few connected small boxes for which there was no air outside, the temperature a couple hundreds of degrees below zero, while being blasted by radiation.

    It is a desert planet with a thin atmosphere made mostly of carbon-dioxide. While the high concentration of carbon-dioxide might lead you to expect a green house effect on Mars, the atmosphere is much too thin (about 1% of Earth's) to keep heat from the planet from escaping out into space. Because of this the atmospheric temperature can vary from -220 deg F at night to a high of 70 deg F during the daytime. With such a broad temperature range vegetation on the surface is non-existent.

    At it's closest, Mars is 35 million miles away. Travel time would be about 6 months. So think of being in your walk-in closet for 6 months. And after finally getting there, you get to live is a slightly larger box. But OH THE ADVENTURE OF IT! LOL!

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Everything good on Mars is below the surface. We keep the atmosphere thin to discourage you from using us as some kind of hokey rich guys dream vacation. We've taken far better care of our planet than you have. Sure, the reddish glow gets on our nerves too but we work with what we have.

    You are an arrogant species and one day you will come to regret your societal behavior. We all get along, why can't you?
















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