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How about a ONE-WAY trip to Mars?

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  1. Rxpert83

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    After I posted that I watched the full 1st season on netflix. I'm on the second one now ;)
     

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    You'll never know that:p
     
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    It's going to miss though - better measurements of it's trajectory have confirmed that.
     
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    I hadn't even thought about this until reading Kamau's comment. Even if its new measurements show that it's going to miss, it's still kind of interesting how coincidental it is!
     
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    I don't think they will just be sitting around in their pod's waiting for something to happen. You would have to have task setup in order to survive. I think it would be interesting and I think I would even volunteer to go. Not that I don't have things here just that It would be an experience that would be one in a lifetime. To be a forefather of a colony that becomes a world would be kewl. In order to do something like this you need to set up skilled people to take on the task of survival. I don't think we could just go up and not have the mind set of survival and colonization. You will have to set up schools and hospitals. You will have to set up trade. You need to set up a political power and military power (so someday you can fight the idiots left on earth :p ) You need to setup food and growing stations. No animal's so no meat you would have to be vegan until someone started shipping cows, pigs, and chickens up to you. One would need to be in shape to deal with the climate and lack of rich oxygen. Then there is what to do with all the CO2 that will be exhausted into the atmosphere there. Whats it going to do to the planet? Will we still be able to adapt to our surroundings as we can here on earth? Will we have to use breast milk for cereal? Will disease cause mass death? There is just a great deal of information that must be known before we destroy yet another planet.
     
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    Why ofcourse that would have to be Phases ;)
     
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    For the love of all that is good & holy, whoever goes PLEASE take him with you. I'll pay the bill.
     

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    I'll take him. Time would fly with all the remix possibilities on the way to space ;)
     
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    Now I'll know who will be the first patient in the new psychiatric ward on Mars. Can you imagine 8 months to a year of that?
     
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    What makes the most sense to me would be to select people based on their skill set. In other words, have assigned tasks for each colonist based on their particular skills/knowledge/education, but I'm not sure that's how they're going to choose who goes.

    You'd really go? Granted, it would be amazing to be among the first to settle a new world, but the cost far outweighs the benefit as far as I'm concerned.

    But, see, ALL of this requires time--a lot of it. Time and people. But they're talking about sending up a small handful of people every two years. So where's the manpower going to come from to actually build this infrastructure? I think we really need to look at it based on its original configuration, which will be a small number of people...period.

    Yay! Maybe I will sign up after all. I'd love to live where there is no cruelty and abuse to other sentient beings. :D

    No, no, no! Not for food, anyway. Besides, once everybody's vegan, why go back to cruelty? :thinking:

    You've brought up many good points. And I don't know that, right now, the people planning all this actually have appropriate answers/solutions for these issues. Who's going to audit them BEFORE they go up there and plunder Mars? Anyone? I don't know. But without some safeguards in place, I see this whole endeavor as a disaster--on many levels--just waiting to happen.
     
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    Where oh where are they going to potty? :eek:
     
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    With the current state of Mars infrastructure, would be quite unpleasent trip.
     
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    I may consider it now.
     

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    @Kamau, did you hear that Hostess is selling some of its divisions to other companies? I don't buy any of their products, so I haven't bothered following the details, but your beloved Twinkies MIGHT return. :D
     
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    Fertilizer, my dear, fertilizer. :D
     
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    singapore is already getting water from number 2, i believe.
     
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    PLEASE tell me you don't mean drinking water.
     
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    Probably so I know one of the sewage plant's we have here in town can tranform it over to drinking water. They don't at the moment but the technology is there to do so.
     
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    There are survival kits that let you recycle.
     
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    someone sign as Justin Bieber to that trip, if they accept groups Jersey Shore should do just fine.
     
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    Most of the UK drinks Number 2
     
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    Poop?! :eek: I've known for years that drinking urine is not a problem, but recycling poop to drink... ugh...
     

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