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Mars One plans suicide mission to Red Planet for 2023

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Doomsday101, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    There’s an old joke about sending someone you hate on a one-way trip to Mars. Now, a Dutch entrepreneur has formed a company around this concept -- and it’s no joke.

    Bas Lansdorp, the 35-year-old founder of Mars One, told FoxNews.com his company is serious about a one-way mission. The company will hold a worldwide lottery next year to select 40 people for a training team. They will then set up a mock colony in the desert, possibly somewhere in the U.S., for three months. This initial team will be reduced to ten crew members.

    They will then be sent to Mars, never again to return.

    “We will send humans to Mars in 2023,” he told FoxNews.com. “They will live there the rest of their lives. There will be a habitat waiting for them, and we’ll start sending four people every two years.”

    The habitat will consist of several housing structures that Mars One will launch before 2023. In 2016, the company plans to launch the first supply vessel. In 2018, it plans to send a rover.



    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012...-to-red-planet/?intcmp=features#ixzz21fRmnbDb
     
  2. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    this is awesome if true!
     
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    sounds awsome but you may regret it later on.
     
  4. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    i would never do it lol but whoever would is awesome in my book.
     
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure some one will want to go.
     
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Sarge would go for a couple of cases of PBR
     
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I actually think its a great idea. It will be cheaper than robotic and we'll be mission ready much faster. Currently humans will be incredibly more efficient and adaptable than any robot we can make now. If they can get the right blend of crew and have enough provisions for them on arrival they might be able to survive.
     
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    No liquor stores up there, no McDonalds, no movie theaters, no strip joints...nothing! How fun is that...and you never come back! Where you going to buy a pack of smokes? What about getting bored and wanting to hit a bong?

    If they send four people at first, I hope they at least send two men and two woman. good looking people! Because if they have to re-populate Mars it would be better to have good looking offspring, because Earth has some ugly people!

    See, these are thing that scientists don't think about. They are so smart that they forget about the most common things.

    OK...we landed on Mars. Now, what the hell do we do? Go looking for rocks?

    Bad idea all around.
     
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I got my ticket for the ride, just called direct TV and they do have the sunday ticket. :laugh2:
     
  10. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    Excuse my ignorance, but how will they be able to supply two years worth of oxygen for 10 people?
     
  11. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, that's cool...but, you do know that you have a 6 minute delay up there in Mars. So, don't watch it live, just Tivo it...

    Yeah, that's another thing! Where can I go watch a damn football game live?

    Are there going to be a couple of teams with little green men playing?

    Stupid idea...

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    OMG. They'll have to actually talk to one another!
     
  13. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Talk about what? Why the hell did we volunteer for this? Check this rock out? Where can I get my Mars lander fixed?

    Yeah, after about two weeks they are gong to hate each other!

    How would you like to be together with three people in isolation for the rest of your life? What is there to talk about?

    "i'm getting bored...wanna go looking for rocks?"

    "Yeah, OK...I guess, just let me get this damn red dust out of my eye first.."
     
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    You can rebreath oxygen but I don't know long term loses. And you have to be able to scrub CO2. It's more complicated than that but I'll have to review that again to say more. Water is likely to be more of a problem. You have to have enough for humans and plants as well as be able to recycle. All that equipment will have to be there ahead of time. Unless they think they can get their water from the Martian soil/rocks. Then you have to have the equipment to do that and I have zero idea about extracting water from rock esp on Mars.

    Somebody has already thought about all this and they know the questions and answers. It's probably just a matter of getting it off earth which is expensive then to Mars then safely on Mars. Over my head.
     
  15. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    If I had no wife or kids and a doctor told me I had 2 years left to live, I would jump on the first trip. What a way to go out!
     
  16. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It can all be done, but I don't know if it can be done in the next 10 years.
     
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    they have established there is water on mars. That is not the problem.

    The problem is power. I doubt they can support the system on Solar alone at that distance from the sun.

    Frankly the only way to get the juice you need is nuclear power and that will be fun - you want to see the wackos go really wacko tell them you are putting nuclear fuel on a spacecraft.

    I do not think plutonium batteries can get it done on that scale; so you are probably looking at a reactor.
     
  18. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Duracell batteries....everyone knows that?


    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I wonder if I can slip a few people on board.
     
  20. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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    I'll be getting close to retirement age in 2023. If they can keep the beer and smokes coming on the supply ship, count me in. :D
     

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