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BigMeatballDave
06-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Mars One: One-way ticket to the red planet

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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/mars-one-one-way-ticket-red-planet-192011042.html

It sounds like a science-fiction fantasy, but the company Mars One says it's for real—and that it will really establish a settlement on the planet Mars by 2023.
The privately financed Dutch company has a plan. All it needs is a lot of cash, equipment and four Mars-bound astronauts who are willing to take a one-way trip to the red planet.
The idea is to first send rovers, which will stake out a good site for a settlement and then build out living units. In 2022, the crew will take a "transit habitat" for the seven-month trip to Mars and settle in to their new home. The intention is that the crew will live on the planet for the rest of their lives. Every two years after that, another group will join the settlement to populate the colony.
Mars One co-founder Bas Lansdorp has a very modern approach to funding the project: media exposure. "We will finance this mission by creating the biggest media event ever around it." He said in a company video, adding, "Everybody in the world can see everything that will happen in the preparations and on Mars."
Think of it as a "Big Brother" for outer space. Lansdorp explained to Yahoo! News, "This would be 'real' reality TV -- adventure is automatically included, we don't have to add fake challenges." He added, "By sending a new crew every two years, Mars will have a real, growing settlement of humans -- who would not like to follow that major event in human history?"
Who, indeed? The other-worldly idea has certainly intrigued the Web. The Mars One video has received over 232,000 views on YouTube since it launched less than a week ago.
Beyond entertainment, some scientists certainly seem intrigued by the possibility of interplanetary travel. Theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner Gerard 't Hooft, a "mission ambassador" for Mars One, endorses the plan. He says, "This project seems to be the only way to fulfill humanity's dream to explore outer space. It's going to be an exciting experiment."
Next year, according to its website, the company will begin an astronaut selection process. Those who have the right stuff will then undergo a decade of preparation. And, we assume, the Mars travelers will be ready for their out-of-this-world close-up.

SNR
06-05-2012, 06:03 PM
If I'm up for suicide, then sure. I'll do it.

Rain Man
06-05-2012, 06:06 PM
I'm going to ask my wife about this.

BoneKrusher
06-05-2012, 06:07 PM
do they have unlimited texting?

bevischief
06-05-2012, 06:09 PM
Do they have Coors Light?

Munson
06-05-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm down. But beware.....as soon as I set foot on Mars, I'm declaring myself Emperor.

whoman69
06-05-2012, 06:37 PM
My wife doesn't want to live in Iowa anymore because its too cold. What would she say about Mars?

Cornstock
06-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Do they have Coors Light?

Simple question, but big implications. How do they expect to keep this place stocked up with food and beer? Its not like the pilgrims going to the new world, where they could go out and build what they need out of the vast forests and rivers. There's no way to get food, unless they grow it in some kind of greenhouse. And they can't even add additions, unless they build a mine and a refinery, along with someone with the technical expertise to add an extra bathroom on the south wing.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for interplanetary exploration. But they need to add a few more degrees of self sufficiency, and a brewery, to get people interested.

Cornstock
06-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Another thing, they expect to start launching the first components in 2016? Like the 2016 in 4 years? It took Space X close to a decade, along with NASA holding its hand to get to the point where they could fly to the ISS to drop off groceries. I think someone's been reading a lot of Isaac Asimov.

crispystl420
06-05-2012, 07:04 PM
F$*CK that noise

Saulbadguy
06-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Get your ass to Mars.

http://mrbignewsandreviews.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/mars.jpg

unlurking
06-05-2012, 07:07 PM
I'm down. But beware.....as soon as I set foot on Mars, I'm declaring myself Emperor.
Need a Grand Marshall of the Armies? :D

I'm in. Would do this in a heartbeat.

DaKCMan AP
06-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Maybe if the other three are hot chicks.

Cornstock
06-05-2012, 07:14 PM
If history is any example, its only a matter of time before Mars claims its independence from Earth. I'm curious to see if it will separate from an existing country that has staked a claim on Mars or if it will separate from all countries on Earth. And how will Earth respond? What happens if the first inhabitants are sent by a private company like this instead of a country? Do they get to claim the planet as private country/planet?

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-05-2012, 07:16 PM
I nominate this guy

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs1/3033732_o.gif

LiveSteam
06-05-2012, 07:19 PM
Sorry, but im scarred of heights & mars is way up there.

BigMeatballDave
06-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Sorry, but im scarred of heights & mars is way up there.

It's not really up, its out actually.

Shogun
06-05-2012, 07:22 PM
If history is any example, its only a matter of time before Mars claims its independence from Earth. I'm curious to see if it will separate from an existing country that has staked a claim on Mars or if it will separate from all countries on Earth. And how will Earth respond? What happens if the first inhabitants are sent by a private company like this instead of a country? Do they get to claim the planet as private country/planet?

in b4 mars has oil

Shogun
06-05-2012, 07:22 PM
anyway as long as they have bad green bitches im there

Bwana
06-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Ummmm, I would guess the fly fishing sucks, so count me out.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-05-2012, 07:24 PM
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KC Tattoo
06-05-2012, 07:44 PM
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you beat me to it lol. any ways so bring on the three tit women.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll220/thanos48/total_recall_18.jpg

You can Count me in.

stevieray
06-05-2012, 08:20 PM
...in the last days, Mars comes to you.

Ebolapox
06-05-2012, 08:33 PM
I'm going to ask my wife about this.

mars ain't the place to raise your kids. in fact, it's cold as hell. there's no place TO raise them, if you did.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-05-2012, 08:38 PM
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Cornstock
06-05-2012, 08:44 PM
mars ain't the place to raise your kids. in fact, it's cold as hell. there's no place TO raise them, if you did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU4SBTm-Rac&feature=related