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#31    WoIverine

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

Can we sign other people up?  :devil:  :D

Edited by WoIverine, 17 April 2013 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

View Postseeder, on 17 April 2013 - 01:39 PM, said:

from the article:

"The apparatus which recycles human waste and turns "yesterday's coffee into into tomorrow's coffee needs frequent maintenance and would likely not survive years of continuous duty on Mars", he says"

Not good then, you need to have better equipment or different systems to fall back on. I think the story is sensationalism... I cant believe any govt would let people go on a - literally - one way suicide mission
I don't think Govt. should have anything to do with what any of its citizens might choose to do. Besides, imagine the honour there'd be at being the first nation whose citizens set foot on an actual foreign Planet.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 17 April 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

I don't think Govt. should have anything to do with what any of its citizens might choose to do. Besides, imagine the honour there'd be at being the first nation whose citizens set foot on an actual foreign Planet.

But the applications are from all nations, so which nation exactly shall celebrate?

And see what happens when people protest! The citizens want to do that, then they get corralled, sprayed with gas, beaten, jailed!  But I DO agree, we shouldn't be treated in that way and we should be able to explore space.... but to possibly contaminate another planet as well? I dunno, the people going just cannot be assured of any life worth living....or even, living for very long. Remember this is for a TV show....  (a bit like the Running Man was too - Arnies version of course)

What great TV viewing (and ratings= earnings) to see our fellow man on webcam going slowly insane, starving, crying, asking for help they cant ever get, doing crazy stuff, and then dying

If it had a breathable atmosphere that might be a positive...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

Mars shall be free from the Earth Dominion forces!...or am I too early for that?

Edited by Geladius, 17 April 2013 - 08:58 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

For me it would depend upon who they are sending if its a bunch of loud mouthed extremist groups, religious nutters etc etc then "No". If its nice wholesome people who aren't full of hang-ups then yes.  :alien:


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

Why would anyone want to go?... according to most on here its just rocks and clay up there. Curiosity has suggested that. If you discovered anything weird, it would just be debunked by all and sundry.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:18 AM

From the OP link:

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Future explorers take note. Applicants must be resilient, adaptable, resourceful and must work well within a team. The whole project will be televised, from the reality TV style selection process, to landing and beyond.

Most people are NOT going to meet those requirements. Adaptable alone kicks out half the human race, and resourceful most of the rest....

I'd go if I was single, younger and had no prospects... and if the concept had already been proven.

Anyway, appently they will be sending people up and over (one way) in 2 year cycles, so if you don't go on the first wave, there is always the second and third trips.

Once they get there, I wonder what will prevent them from refueling (probably with ice) and heading back? Is the ship set to land and not be able to take off again??

It's to be a Reality Show, but I think that I may only watch the first bit. Who cares what is happening to them as they lay around traveling for 8 months?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:28 AM

Send all my worst enemies to Mars on  one way trips, Like the idea. if  micro meteors don't hole the ship and take them out on the way they will never get back to bother me again. living in space suits for the rest of their lives and being slaves to the moneyed few who will not work.... sounds good to me.  X lady friends/wives/bosses/politicians..... where do they sign up at

I know at least three I would signup right now if I thought I could get away with it.

Edited by mysticwerewolf, 18 April 2013 - 12:29 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:17 AM

I want to go ,And by myself ! That way nobody will believe that I did it !

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:44 AM

i wanta go this world we live in on earth is starting to suck  like ahorny spider monkey humping your leg


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

This is how the progress is made... by pushing it.. not by passive exploration.. They have a well thought plan i dont know how funding is going so far but i guess they met the demands...

Damn i love such news!

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

View Postseeder, on 17 April 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:

But the applications are from all nations, so which nation exactly shall celebrate?

And see what happens when people protest! The citizens want to do that, then they get corralled, sprayed with gas, beaten, jailed! But I DO agree, we shouldn't be treated in that way and we should be able to explore space.... but to possibly contaminate another planet as well? I dunno, the people going just cannot be assured of any life worth living....or even, living for very long. Remember this is for a TV show.... (a bit like the Running Man was too - Arnies version of course)

What great TV viewing (and ratings= earnings) to see our fellow man on webcam going slowly insane, starving, crying, asking for help they cant ever get, doing crazy stuff, and then dying

If it had a breathable atmosphere that might be a positive...
But you were saying that I can't believe any govt would let people go on a - literally - one way suicide mission. I was asking why it should be the business of any Government to prevent anyone from doing so, if it was their own free will? I don't know what complaining about governments brutally assaulting anyone who protests has to do with it?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

View PostDONTEATUS, on 18 April 2013 - 01:17 AM, said:

I want to go ,And by myself ! That way nobody will believe that I did it !
but dude .... you may well be eaten.... its plausible !


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Can we collect and book a couple of our conspiracy troothers on that flight?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

We should send Chuck Norris first,... then all the bad guys.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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