Mars One aims for human settlement of Mars in 2023

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's certainly bold. One way trip to Mars, anyone?
    http://mars-one.com/

     
  2. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Jesus: what a horrible thought. Spending the rest of your life on Mars living in one of those white pods.

    Imagine what it will cost to keep a person living on another planet. I'm all for exploring space etc, but before we start underwriting the cost of having people live on Mars, I'd rather see everyone here on Earth with clean drinking water.
     
  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Bonkers. The technology is nowhere near mature. These first settlers would not die of old age.
     
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  4. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I think before I go to live on Mars, I'll get the idea out of my system by going to a Burning Man Festival for one week.
     
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  5. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Imagine being stuck with just three people for two years; what if you didn't get on with one of them.

    Also, if you decide it's a bit shit, you're stuck their for life? How rubbish.
     
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  6. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    They made a movie about that. It was called The Shining.
     
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  7. chazegee

    chazegee Number two.

    One of the Mars One creators needs to go out there as a show of good faith.
     
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  8. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    no I could imagine them dying of something far more nasty than old age
     
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  9. golightly

    golightly I've been gentrified. - :(

    They could send old people. I'd be up for it if I only had a few years left; the lower gravity would be better for my joints.
     
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  10. Apathy

    Apathy Roll us yer cap Grandad!!



    summat will go wrong, someone will lose it

    btw on that brass eye video, just read the greatest youtube comment ever

    :D
     
  11. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    This.
     
  12. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Can I take weed?
     
  13. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I think I will stay here thanks, there is a co-op only five minutes away and ikea is only a short tram ride.
     
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  14. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    getchya ass to mars
     
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  15. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    An entrepreneur, a physicist who flunked his PhD, a graphic designer and a PR. Um... Yeah.
     
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  16. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    I spent a little time explaining to the Mr the other night that you can hurt yourself just as much doing BMX in the low-g of Mars. He was more interested in how to dry weed without the crystals blocking up the air flirtation tbf..... :hmm:

    In all honesty I don't expect this to turn into a viable Mars colony, I expect they have read too much scifi.
     
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  17. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

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  18. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

  19. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    You know the prospect of living on Mars is bad when it makes a trip to Ikea seem appealing.
     
  20. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Would the food be organic?
     
  21. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    In which sense of the word?
     
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  22. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

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  23. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    More likely the finest hyroponics. Alternatively, sheet meat and algae, anyone?
     
  24. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    They haven't even managed to land one person on mars yet and they are talking about setting up a permanent colony in 11 years time? we haven't even gone back to the moon for about 40 years or so.
     
  25. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Apparently it's a Dutch company behind it, so you should be ok. :cool:
     
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  26. chazegee

    chazegee Number two.

    I was wondering. :D That Arnoux don't talk too good. ;)
     
  27. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    Come to think of it, I bet the idea was dreamt up in a coffeeshop. :D
     
  28. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

    I'm sure they will find enough people mental enough to say yes.
     
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  29. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    So can this thread be made a sticky till 2023?
     
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  30. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    and what happens if one of them goes boat happy?
     
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