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Old July 24, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Mars One plans suicide mission to Red Planet for 2023 | Fox News


Mars missions no return .

Not a Joke !
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Old July 24, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Awesome. I'd go in a heartbeat.
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Old July 24, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Sounds more like it's a setup for a reality show than a genuine intent to reach Mars. Selecting crew before the ability to undertake the mission exists is rarely a good idea.
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Sounds more like it's a setup for a reality show than a genuine intent to reach Mars. Selecting crew before the ability to undertake the mission exists is rarely a good idea.
While I agree with the first part about it being like a reality show I disagree with the last part. The reason is that the ability to undertake the mission does exist. Frankly it has existed since the moon landings. Hell this idea of the one way is even easier since they don't have to worry about having the fuel to take off again. I'm not saying that there is not vastly better tech to make sure it is a successful mission but the fact remains it is possible right now.

I actually think this is a great idea. If it was not for having my kids I would jump at a chance for this. I don't like the idea of turning the training camp into a reality show as that just frankly stinks and would leave a bad taste in my mouth, not a good way to start everyone off on the right foot.

That said I would love to see this succeed. I really believe we are way behind where we should have been in the exploration and colonization of space. Although I do think we should have built a base on the moon by now as that would have greatly increased our ability to build larger ships for interplanetary and eventually inter galactic travel. But we have instead spent the untold billions on war across the globe, such a shame, how far we could be by now.

Anyways bring on Mars.

P.S. Asked my wife, she said no go for me.

Some other articles discussing it:
Mars One - Get Your One Way Ticket To The Red Planet - Forbes
Mars One: One-way ticket to the red planet | The Upshot - Yahoo! News Canada
http://mashable.com/2012/06/02/mars-one/
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Old July 24, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Shackelton Crater on the moon might have water. Man on the moon becomes a posabilty.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&...kwUhjw&cad=rja

http://www.google.ca/url?url=http://...Ze9iLA&cad=rja


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Wife said I could go. :)
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Wife said I could go. :)
I think mine signed me up without my consent.
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Did no one read this part?
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Lansdorp says his four-person company will coordinate the launches, but it will work with suppliers for the ship and rockets.


4 person company...
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Wow there's actually some of you that would want to go? Going to Mars and never coming back is one the most depressing notions I've ever come across. I'm all for human endeavours and new discoveries but man, the thought of just staying out there alone, never again having the chance to be in the presence of loved/cared ones is just a drab.
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Wow there's actually some of you that would want to go? Going to Mars and never coming back is one the most depressing notions I've ever come across. I'm all for human endeavours and new discoveries but man, the thought of just staying out there alone, never again having the chance to be in the presence of loved/cared ones is just a drab.
That's why the article stated that the possible and selected candidates would have to go through extensive psychological screening and education on it.
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