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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Reminds me of the poem:

    "I went to sea to see that sea.
    What did I see?
    I saw the sea."

    Every world cruiser says the same. It isn't being on the water. It's the destination. Being on the water gets damn tiresome quick. There's nothing to see. It's a flat desert.

    There's reason we haven't gone back to the moon. Because there's nothing there. Rocks. Lots rocks.

    A lifetime of looking at the same rocks on Mars.

    "Houston, yeah, yeah, yeah, we'll look at the rocks again." Week after month after year, decade after decade. Same damn rocks.

    OH THE ADVENTURE OF IT!

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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



    A lot of people in Europe thought pretty much the same thing about those who had the courage to take a chance on going to the Americas.

    How did those trips turn out for most people?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    As long as I have the internet for Debate Politics/etc. and Satellite TV for sports/etc.



    Mars will have the internet, cell phones,TV, and other terrestrial problems.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Won't happen for many many decades, if at all
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    Wrong.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I doubt that very much.



    The USA was not founded by doubters.

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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.



    You're only as old as you think you are and you're never too old to dream.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Call it the "spirit of adventure."

    Besides, Earth sucks. :lo
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    Correct.

    Actually there is no gravity.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It could be done. Could have been done some time ago actually. Main problem is how expensive it would be using current tech. Risks would be considerable too.



    The colonists who settled the Americas and other distant lands also took considerable risks.

    Getting up out of bed in the morning exposes all of us to risks.

    But who wants to spend their whole life in bed?

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    A one-way trip?



    Moving to the Americas from Europe was for many colonists a one-way trip.


    Did the spirit of adventure die with our ancestors?

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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.



    Columbus took a chance.

    Does anyone remember that guy?

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