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Mars One plans suicide mission to Red Planet for 2023

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#16 Joseph B

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:49

Thrilling news. It's about time at least some of us got off this rock. (Even if it is a long way off.) I hope they last out there, I truly do.

Odds are they will all eventually die from radiation, but it's still neat, and the first baby steps of leaving the solar system.


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:50

I'd go in the name of "science"....just to see if my eyes pop out when I try to release the air that Cohaagen is really in control of. But that's just me. (Been there, done that, hence my user name, LOL! Okay, only joking...)

#18 The Laughing Man

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:53

Now this is one lottery I'll be interested in.

#19 Azusa

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:54

Send life'rs up there first, just the really nasty ones, hide food around Mars, and release ferocious monsters at timed intervals, stream live video 24/7 back to Earth > buy popcorn and visit the bookies :D


Better yet just send the total prison population then a few 100 years later we'll be watching lame but addictive soaps from Mars.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:02

Well here's an odd question, but if they send males and females to mars, would they be encouraged to reproduce or prevented from doing it?..


Sounds like they want people to reproduce to me.

From their site "...such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars..." http://mars-one.com/en/

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:08

You do realize you can still have sex after being fixed right? If anything, yuo can have more of it because everyone going will be fully checked for diseases and no risk for pregnancy.


Yea I know what 'fixed' means, I still wouldn't be choosing to get the snip in order to go live in the most boring remote place not on Earth

#22 Hell-In-A-Handbasket

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:37

Id go, i dont care if 1 way trip

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:45

Better yet just send the total prison population then a few 100 years later we'll be watching lame but addictive soaps from Mars.


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*cough* Australia *cough*

#24 Bertch

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 20:48

Sounds like they want people to reproduce to me.

From their site "...such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars..." http://mars-one.com/en/


Been reading more. The plan is yes, just not right away ... http://mars-one.com/...hildren-on-mars

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:04

It's only around 300 days to get to Mars but there are bigger risks to humans like solar storms, cosmic rays and other nasties.


You forgot the hostile Alien base. :alien:

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:21

This sounds more like a sociological experiment if anything. "40 people, 1 rock, no laws and no way home!" - MarsStream 24.6/668.6

...Or possibly this is just an advertising campaign for the new Total Recall

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:29

Send life'rs up there first, just the really nasty ones, hide food around Mars, and release ferocious monsters at timed intervals, stream live video 24/7 back to Earth > buy popcorn and visit the bookies :D

Worked for setting up the Aussies :p

#28 kizzaaa

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:35

They should just use a Stargate, like Jack O'Neil had.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:42

Elon Musk will be giving the Keynote address for the Mars Society Convention on August 4 in Pasedena, CA. It's been widely rumored that he will outline the SpaceX Mars archetecture.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:44

I say he should be on the first flight out then if he thinks it's such a great plan. There's no way in hell I would let a private company decide my fate.

It would really suck to be the first two to go and then hear "sorry, but the expense was more than we expected and shareholders...blah..blah...no future flights planned....blah blah...you have 90 days of air left....blah blah" and then the radio goes dead.