Would you travel to Mars?

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Sep 7, 2018.


Would you travel to Mars?

  1. Abso-fucking-lutely! Get me on the first rocket!

  2. I'm not sure. I would love to go but it's a lot of hardship

  3. No fucking way! I'm an Earther

  4. I nibble asteroid haemorrhoids for lolz

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There's no doubting it will be an uncomfortable, difficult and hazardous trip, but if you could, would you volunteer to travel to Mars and back in the name of science and adventure?
  2. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    Fuck yeah. Could be the most amazing camping trip ever. What kind of ship? Where is the landing site? How long are we staying? Do we get a vehicle with which to explore the Martian surface?

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  3. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you included a return trip.
    If in a 1000 years they have discovered a way to get there in a week, and have a relatively comfortable place to stay and I've been cryogenically preserved and resurrected ... then I might be tempted to go.

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  4. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Depends on the baggage and duty free allowances.
  5. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    If you could get there in a week or so I'd be tempted, with the current level of technology and what we know about the dangers of deep-space radiation, I wouldn't go unless I already had a terminal illness.
  6. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    I'd go if I could take some beer and my comfy slippers.

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  7. cheesethief

    cheesethief Well-Known Member

    In theory yes, in practice no. I get claustrophobic, I get itchy, if I can't scratch my nose or balls when necessary it drives me insane, I have dodgy bowels at the best of times, get bad indigestion if I don't sleep with my head suitably elevated, have many aches & pains that have to be managed, and the list just goes on.... The idea of spending extended periods of time in a spacesuit and confined in a small, weightless spaceship gives me the heebie jeebies...:eek:

    If they could make going to Mars like travelling first class across the Atlantic, then hell yell, sign me up. But whilst it's still an arduously physical faff I think it'd be best for everyone concerned if I stayed down here.
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  8. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I don't think I'm self-important and arrogant enough.

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  9. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Nope. I can't be bothered. Unless it's a guaranteed return fare, fully insured, and back in time for monday.
  10. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    I'd go. I like their chocolate bars.
  11. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Fuck that for a game of soldiers Starship Troopers
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  12. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I'd like to go for a weekend.
  13. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    Bullshit. Nothing's too good for the working class. Not even the stars themselves. Don't let the antics of billionaire playboys tell you otherwise.
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  14. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    Well, radiation is an issue that can be managed, even with current technology. For example, the space vehicle could be designed to store all of its water so that it surrounds all of the habitation sections. Given a sufficient thickness, this would provide more than adequate protection for the occupants, and would also negate the need for a cramped "storm cellar" for the crew to shelter in during massive solar events.
  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I'd go on a Federation starship. But not by prewarp technology.
  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    the trip would probably kill me. If we are talking where its at the point that you can zip over there via a wormhole gate or even the deep freeze/frost angel express, then deffo. ATM to get in the big rocket ship you have to learn russian, have a trained healthy body and have serious quals. Long journey as well. So yes if it was easier than it is now. Say about as hard as first stage Duke of Edinburgh award. Think I could hack that.
  17. Magnus McGinty

    Magnus McGinty IdProle

    I can’t think of any good reason why I would. The novelty of the barren landscape would wear off quickly I imagine.
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't think the idea is to go there and just gawk at the landscape. Who knows what incredible discoveries await on Mars?
  19. S☼I

    S☼I bullshit bullshit my line

    I can think of quite a few people I'd like to send.
  20. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    I'm not even that keen on caravaning when it's a bit drizzly.
  21. Signal 11

    Signal 11 also programmed for conversational english

    I'd rather go to the Moon.
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  22. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Singing this all the way? :D
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  23. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    I don't even like going up ladders! Fuck that for a game of soldiers. :D
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  24. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    I'd go - it would be nice to get away from the 7+ billion humans on Earth.
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  25. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    What about the wasps? Wouldn't it be warm up there?
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  26. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    Init. Fucking sick of those twats.
  27. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Probably lots of good shit to uncover if you're a geologist, biology enthusiasts would probably be better off focusing on places like literally any square mile of Earth.
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Maybe, maybe not. There's a good likelihood that there might be some form of life there now, or that existed in the past.
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