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Old 01-10-2013, 09:37 AM  
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So who wants to fly to Mars... one way?

So who wants to fly to Mars... one way? Mission for volunteers receives over 1,000 applications from budding astronauts before it was even announced

Dutch firm plans reality TV show to choose its team
Plans to land four astronauts on the red planet in 2023, with four more arriving every two years

By Mark Prigg

PUBLISHED: 12:53 EST, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:56 EST, 10 January 2013


To boldly go where no man has gone before is quite a challenge.

But to boldly go knowing that you will never return to Earth may be asking a bit too much.

This has not deterred a Dutch-led research institute, however, which has launched a search for volunteers to take part in a one-way mission to Mars... where they would set up a human settlement.
Successful candidates will have to undergo eight years of training before blast-off in 2023.

The Mars One Institute pulled no punches yesterday: ‘They should realise that if this project is successful, they won’t be coming back.’

Former NASA researcher Norbert Kraft, Mars One’s medical director, said: ‘Gone are the days when bravery and the number of hours flying a supersonic jet were the top criteria for selection.

'Now, we are more concerned with how well each astronaut works and lives with the others – and for a lifetime of challenges ahead.’

Mars One aims to raise money to help fund the project through a long-running, global, reality TV show, which will select the first 24 candidates and follow their training.

Viewers would vote for who should be on the first team of four to leave Earth in ten years time. By 2033 the colony would reach 20 settlers.

Journey time to Mars, which is approximately 40million miles away depending on its position in orbit, would be around 200 days.

Settlers would encounter a barren, cratered landscape, an unbreathable atmosphere made up of 95 per cent carbon dioxide and temperatures ranging from 35C to minus 135C.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...lications.html
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #46
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:53 PM   #47
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What happens when the show is cancelled after 5 seasons?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #48
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #49
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What happens when the show is cancelled after 5 seasons?
With 4 people a season sent up so that is 20 people on Mars.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #50
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With 4 people a season sent up so that is 20 people on Mars.
Ohhhh.


I was thinking about the amount of money that will needed to keep a Mars colony sustained.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:05 PM   #51
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With 4 people a season sent up so that is 20 people on Mars.
I'm only going when Taylor Swift goes then
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Why? So you can bring some little girls with you for her to entertain?
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #53
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Why? So you can bring some little girls with you for her to entertain?
Hopefully I'd figure out a way she could entertain me
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #54
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I was thinking about the amount of money that will needed to keep a Mars colony sustained.
Yeah you know supplies would be an extreme amount of money until they get vegetation growing. Assuming most things, if not all, would be powered through a type of kenetic energy solar and wind and probably even piezoelectric energy cells. Those things will be extreme expensive as well but once the initial setup is built and they get some vegetation growing the price would be insignificant. The science that is to be gained could even help to offset the initial costs.
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Yeah you know supplies would be an extreme amount of money until they get vegetation growing. Assuming most things, if not all, would be powered through a type of kenetic energy solar and wind and probably even piezoelectric energy cells. Those things will be extreme expensive as well but once the initial setup is built and they get some vegetation growing the price would be insignificant. The science that is to be gained could even help to offset the initial costs.
This. The technological achievements necessary for this en devour to work would more than make up for the cost needed
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:24 PM   #56
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Yeah you know supplies would be an extreme amount of money until they get vegetation growing. Assuming most things, if not all, would be powered through a type of kenetic energy solar and wind and probably even piezoelectric energy cells. Those things will be extreme expensive as well but once the initial setup is built and they get some vegetation growing the price would be insignificant. The science that is to be gained could even help to offset the initial costs.
It seems like the first step would be to send some setup that automatically starts growing vegetation. You do that, then you wait a couple of crop seasons, and then send the people.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #57
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It seems like the first step would be to send some setup that automatically starts growing vegetation. You do that, then you wait a couple of crop seasons, and then send the people.
But you need people to do the setup. Taylor & I will go!!!
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I would imagine that if they are setting up a colony they would only want people who would be in their peak childbearing years. They would also want colonist that would live more than a couple decades. Imagine what kind of story the first children born on another planet would bring. I would think a moon colony would be more feasible due to proximity and economical considerations.
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