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    Re: Man on Mars in our lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    My son is a PHD in geo chemistry and has already been contacted about joining the team on the mission. He would love to be on that first flight............he is 31 ywars old.


    I salute his courage. He is a brave man to volunteer for such a mission.

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    Re: Man on Mars in our lifetime?

    Yep -- probably by a private business funded by a multinational corporation. The large ones interested in minerals, diamonds, precious metals, exploration of unknown usable resources, etc etc are salivating about space exploration and the money that their efforts will yield them. It is of an unknown quantity because there are unknown unknowns when it comes to what we'll encounter in space and how globally exploited it can become.

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    Re: Man on Mars in our lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How can anyone be so sure that the lower gravity on Mars would be a problem? Earth gravity is about 2 1/2 times that of mars, so people would be a lot lighter on Mars. If we could really walk the surface under the sky without space suits, we'd find walking a lot easier, we could jump farther and higher, climb hills more easily. A basketball game on Mars would be quite interesting. The baskets would have to be raised and the court made larger, the ceiling higher.

    Or, the elderly who have gotten to the point that it is difficult for them to get around on Earth might find that they could once again walk around without help on Mars. It could be a real boon to the immigrants there. Maybe people would live longer, more active lives.
    Millions of years of evolution on a specific planet. That's no small issue.

    It's pretty much guaranteed that living on any other planet, no matter how almost like Earth it is, is going to come with numerous health complications.

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    Re: Man on Mars in our lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Millions of years of evolution on a specific planet. That's no small issue.

    It's pretty much guaranteed that living on any other planet, no matter how almost like Earth it is, is going to come with numerous health complications.
    Humans evolved in a specific ecosystem, yet have colonized every part of the globe from the high Arctic to the Sahara. We're adaptable.
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