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#91    freetoroam

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

They will be doing all sorts of tests in the underground cities, it will be one massive lab. Would be interesting to see what kind of race of people they will develop over time, but we will not be around to see that, and i think that could be a good thing.
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

It will take a few trips to set up a viable working Colony,possibly a decade or so.It is sheer madness to think that one trip will be enough,you need proven technology not experimental.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

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It will take a few trips to set up a viable working Colony,possibly a decade or so.It is sheer madness to think that one trip will be enough,you need proven technology not experimental.

Yes i think the whole idea is totally nuts, but here again is the video of how it should work, with advance landers and rovers building the habitat.



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

Good to know tax payers are not funding it, but the private companies who are have to get the money from somewhere, so somewhere along the line we will be paying for it in what they are charging us now.
If i were around to see it actually work then I might feel it justifiable, but by the time they have it sussed, if they ever do, what ever these private companies are selling to us, the costs would have rocketed. WE WILL be paying for it somehow, and somehow I do not think it is worth it, humans living on Earth together is more important.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

Seeing that story about James May off of Top Gear visiting NASA, of coruse, that's the answer isn't it! Send the whole Top Gear crowd! They'd love it, and it'd get Clarko out of our way for ever! :clap:

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:59 AM

View Postseeder, on 21 April 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

"Sex is very difficult in zero gravity, apparently, because you have no traction and you keep bumping against the walls," biologist Athena Andreadis of the University of Massachusetts Medical School told SPACE.com in 2011. "Think about it: you have no friction, you have no resistance"
Be fun to watch the others try it,  if nothing else!!  :w00t: :w00t:

plus, they wont exactly have midwifes and doctors to help a birth along will they?  Or tend to any complications that may arrise. Or have the 'right' drugs for all eventualities? Now will they?
what if she needs a cesarean?? Loses blood? Goes into coma? Who you gonna call?

Well about Sex, i would say A Magnet Shoes <- Stand Still and they wont send doctors or engineers if something fails, they will train the chosen ones in Medical - Mechanical Engineering - Computer Science - Communication - and other stuff i dont know the name of


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

Mars One will announce the start of its astronaut selection program at a press conference in New York on April 22nd at noon (EDT). The event will be moderated by Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor at the Planetary Society. The panel will include

- Bas Lansdorp, Co-Founder and CEO, Mars One
- Gerard 't Hooft, Nobel laureate and Ambassador of Mars One
- Norbert Kraft, Chief Medical Officer, Mars One
- Grant Anderson, Sr. VP Operations, Chief Engineer and Co-Founder, Paragon Space Development Corporation
- Bryan Versteeg, Mission Concept Artist, Mars One

Watch it live here, it starts within 1 hour and 40 minutes :)



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

Just out of curiosity, do any of these people have any experience in Space exploration? Perhaps people might feel more confident coming forward if they know that there are some people who know something about astrophysics and Space travel on the board.

Although I can't help thinking, in view of the selection process which seems to involve America's or Britain's Got Talent style auditions, of the Golgafrincham Ark Fleet Ship B. I wonder if it might all be a plot to get some of the more flamboyant an extrovert off the planet and well away from everyone else. :innocent:

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 21 April 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

Well, they have canals, we know ...
And if Mr. Hoagland is right*, there's great underground cities & all sorts of things. Sounds as if it'd be fun.

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   But Mars also has Monsters because they are in the Movie "John Carpenter" ,and they also have Ghosts, ref that Movie "the Ghosts of Mars"...and the atmosphere is breathable so whats the problem.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 22 April 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

But Mars also has Monsters because they are in the Movie "John Carpenter" ,and they also have Ghosts, ref that Movie "the Ghosts of Mars"...and the atmosphere is breathable so whats the problem.

add a few more to your list, I reckon Ive seen about all of them!!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

View Postseeder, on 22 April 2013 - 10:17 PM, said:

add a few more to your list, I reckon Ive seen about all of them!!

Best Mars Movies

http://www.ranker.co...re-movies-lists
  We also have Mars Bars, hee hee.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:43 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 22 April 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

We also have Mars Bars, hee hee.

But the good news is... Mars BRAS wont be needed, much less gravity means 'things' dont get saggy! And stay perky !!  :w00t:

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:19 AM

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It will take a few trips to set up a viable working Colony,possibly a decade or so.It is sheer madness to think that one trip will be enough,you need proven technology not experimental.

Right now with our tech it is a two year round trip.  When they do go they will need to come up with names for fifteen more months.


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