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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



    Wrong, he could sign up for a trip to Mars!

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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 would never sing up for something like this.Now if I was some pathetic loser who did not have a family or friends, no hobbies, didn't mind eating only canned foods,MREs and other none fresh food then sure I would sign up.Or if I was some murderer on death row and they offered me this one way trip to Mars then I might sign up.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA was not founded by doubters.
    Good lord, yes it was. All one has to do is read John Adams and Federalist popular press of the day to allow that to be shown as a popular opinion.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You don't know what you are talking about.

    This is not 'Mission Impossible'

    It is a very doable project, but it will take a lot of hard work (Which some people can't handle.).

    Do a little research.
    We've seen the way NASA and SpaceX have to orientate themselves with regard to risk, financing and timetables. I really do not think it a dramatic leap to believe that a non-profit group with no known actual space craft and no alliance with the largest private entity doing space exploration has a ridiculous notion that somehow it will have the money, the technology, and the regimented experimentation to pull this off.
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    If this actually happens I predict the worst. It will end up like that movie The Shining but it will take place in space. HEEEEERE'S JOHNNY!

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    And once these brave explorers reach Mars, what are they supposed to do?

    Watch bean sprouted grow?
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    The future of the human race doesn't depend on going to Mars, it depending upon what we do with Earth.

    Those thinking there are wondrous advancements out in space as we colonize planets really have no clue the realities involved. Mars does not sustain life. Therefore it offers no "hope" to the human race. There is no analogy to the discovery of the Americas, Mars has already been discovered. It makes less sense to think of colonizing Mars than colonizing Antarctica and colonizing the oceans' bottoms - as those can sustain life.

    I see those who seek space as solutions to problems as a cop-out, a punt on reality in deference to reality to avoid reality. To say, "it's TOO much work to improve Earth and our planet." And then fantasize there is some marvelous new planet we can find perfect for us. Walter Mitty solutions. By declaring an impossible solution, a person had declared they favor doing nothing at all.

    The nearest planet is 4 light years away. It would take 107,000 YEARS to reach it. And it is so uninhabitable no one could survive on it in an space craft for 1 second. The massive gravity would crush the person like being under a steel press.

    So the punters-on-reality are simply opting out of any solutions and have the same attitude as those who believe their only hope is to be found in death and going to heaven. Sure, they hate life on earth, meaning they hate their own life - and I suppose everyone around them too. So it maybe predictable that "hope" only lies in fantasy. Claiming the future is "out there" is no different than looking at a painting of scene and declaring "I want to go there" - and if you take LSD I suppose you could. Even that is more a reality than "colonizing" another planet.

    Such a view is also incredibly nave about how complex a life eco system is. You really can't just take a Noah's Ark to another planet and "terraform" an eco system. It took 3,600,000,000 years for this to reach the point it's at on earth.

    Looking for a better life "out there" has a billion times worse odds than a person declaring "I don't have to work, I'll just buy a lottery ticket."

    We should take care of our own planet before we go screw up another one. Fantasizing of utopia "out there" is the perfect definition of a lazy ass making excuses.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You're only as old as you think you are and you're never too old to dream.
    You are posting slogans about fantasy totally devoid of grasping the realities of traveling to other planets. It makes as much sense and declaring we are going to establish a mission to find heaven.

    Maybe there is, maybe there isn't a heaven. Regardless, there is no way for a living person to get there. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't, an inhabitable planet out there. Regardless, there is no way to get there. Same thing.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You are posting slogans about fantasy totally devoid of grasping the realities of traveling to other planets. It makes as much sense and declaring we are going to establish a mission to find heaven.

    Maybe there is, maybe there isn't a heaven. Regardless, there is no way for a living person to get there. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't, an inhabitable planet out there. Regardless, there is no way to get there. Same thing.
    You are pretty set against the idea of landing on another planet huh? You don't think it is worthy of a look huh? Not even as a place to experiment? Research and procedures to see if it is possible to sustain a population on a rock other than our own? Pretty damning of science if you ask me.

    I say, "letter rip tater chip." If they wanna blast off to another planet...go get em. Maybe while they are at it...they can check under the ice of Europa. It isn't just about "colonizing." It is about exploration. Giving us a landing pad to jump to other places. It would certainly open up a variety of scientific opportunities just having a manned base on mars. For that matter just having an unmanned base would be pretty damn impressive.

    Idk. I won't condemn this as a futile naive effort just because it is a dream. If we all thought that way we wouldn't even be having this discussion. There would be no satellites, moon landings, or the Internet
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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    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?

    They were heading towards an existing country that actually could support life. They knew where they were going and what was there.

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    Re: One way trip to Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The USA was not founded by doubters.

    Try reading history. They NEVER set out for places unknown or uninhabitable. Nor did the Columbus expedition. That expedition was seeking a new, faster route to a known location, India. Neither explorers nor colonists ever set out for destinations unknown and certainly not for uninhabitable lands.

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