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#1    Saru

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

Despite there being no way get home again, thousands have rushed to sign themselves up to Mars One.

TIME said:

An ambitious project to establish a human colony on Mars has attracted applications from tens of thousands of would-be astronauts, just two weeks after applications opened.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:01 PM

I thought there'd have been more applicants to be honest!


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

View Postshrooma, on 09 May 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:

I thought there'd have been more applicants to be honest!

Considering the 'one way trip' aspect to this project I thought that it was called Mars One as they would only find one person dumb enough to get on the rocket. ;)

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

How do you survive without supply? Is it possible to create air, food, water out of nothing on Mars?


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 09 May 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

How do you survive without supply? Is it possible to create air, food, water out of nothing on Mars?

Yup, its a big bar really...

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 09 May 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

How do you survive without supply? Is it possible to create air, food, water out of nothing on Mars?
You create a biosphere where a constant growth of plants provides the oxygen and food, moisture would be converted to water as well as fluids from the plants themselves, the humans supply the carbon dioxide the plants require as well as the fertiliser and fluids, everything is recycled - absolutely everything, this should in theory create a self sustaining environment, right up until the first inexplicable crop failure.

Edited by libstaK, 09 May 2013 - 01:54 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:56 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 09 May 2013 - 01:52 PM, said:

You create a biosphere where a constant growth of plants provides the oxygen and food, moisture would be converted to water as well as fluids from the plants themselves, the humans supply the carbon dioxide the plants require as well as the fertiliser and fluids, everything is recycled - absolutely everything, this should in theory create a self sustaining environment

Strange that a great example for how we could live on Earth might be set on Mars.

View PostlibstaK, on 09 May 2013 - 01:52 PM, said:

right up until the first inexplicable crop failure.

Classic  :D

Edited by Junior Chubb, 09 May 2013 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

Can I nominate myself and Kate Beckinsale,we'll be just fine but if Jessica Alba wants to make it a three I won't stop her


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:27 PM

My colleagues and I were discussing the logistics of the Mars One project this morning. Apparently the plan is to extract the frozen water from the terrain through electrolysis. Greenhouses will be constructed to grow food (the martian atmosphere isn't quite close enough to what a plant will need to survive). Over the next 10 years or so, rovers will be sent to the red planet to build the "pods" and generally prepare the settlement area for human arrival.

It's all explained on the official website: http://mars-one.com/...ary-of-the-plan

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

Oh and just a personal note, I'm pretty sure the only applicants that will be selected will be the good-looking ones...
a ) Because there will be 4 live HD video feeds running 24/7 so Earth can watch this historic event
b ) One of the team members is a marketing/entertainment whiz
c ) Because eventually procreation will need to happen or there's no point in starting a colony... :whistle:



Edit -- formatting

Edited by Dark_Grey, 09 May 2013 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 09 May 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

Oh and just a personal note, I'm pretty sure the only applicants that will be selected will be the good-looking ones...
a ) Because there will be 4 live HD video feeds running 24/7 so Earth can watch this historic event
b ) One of the team members is a marketing/entertainment whiz
c ) Because eventually procreation will need to happen or there's no point in starting a colony... :whistle:

It would be great if they run evictions based on public voting. They could just jettison the evicted 'base-mate' into space...

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 09 May 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

It would be great if they run evictions based on public voting. They could just jettison the evicted 'base-mate' into space...

Yeah we were joking about this project turning into Big Brother: Mars Edition or Survivor: Mars

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

Isnt there already a thread about this ?

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:26 PM

Sounds like Total Recall (the first movie).


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

Has anyone from UM volunteered?





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