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78,000 people apply for trip to Mars

Posted on Thursday, 9 May, 2013 | Comment icon 48 comments


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

The highly ambitious project aims to send humans to live on Mars by 2022, despite the fact that NASA's plans won't see a manned mission to the Red Planet until at least the 2030s. Mars One aims to solve the problem of a difficult return mission by simply not offering a way for the astronauts to return at all, a decision that will mean that those who have signed up may be committing themselves to a suicide mission. By the time applicants close on August 31st the company is expecting as many as 500,000 sign-ups.

"Gone are the days when bravery and the number of hours flying a supersonic jet were the top criteria for selection," said Mars One chief medical director Norbert Kraft. "Now, we are more concerned with how well each astronaut works and lives with the others–and for a lifetime of challenges ahead."

"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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Comment icon #39 Posted by rustygh on 17 May, 2013, 12:41
No they do not. We've been through this once before (HERE). They make oxygen FROM water. Why would a submarine which is totally surrounded by the stuff need to make water?
Comment icon #40 Posted by rustygh on 17 May, 2013, 12:42
We didn't even attempt to colonize the moon which is much closer to earth, and we're looking to put people on Mars! Makes no sense to me at all.
Comment icon #41 Posted by rustygh on 17 May, 2013, 12:43
They turn the salt water into usable drinking and washing water. Sure they do. Just because a submarine is surrounded by salt water doesn't mean its usable for much. Earth and moon will eventually be toast by our own sun. Makes all the sense in the world. We need to start somewhere. This planets on a deadline believe it or not
Comment icon #42 Posted by GirlfromOz on 18 May, 2013, 13:30
So when I said that NASA will soon come to an end,they approach the human population & ask them if they want to commit suicide & go to Mars.Thanks NASA!I know that NASA stands for 'Need Another Seven Astronauts'! Go at your own risk.
Comment icon #43 Posted by DONTEATUS on 18 May, 2013, 18:05
So when I said that NASA will soon come to an end,they approach the human population & ask them if they want to commit suicide & go to Mars.Thanks NASA!I know that NASA stands for 'Need Another Seven Astronauts'! Go at your own risk. WOw ! Thats not NASA`s way in any shape or form ! THey are why we are where er are today in our quest for Space and exploration. No one on this planet will disagree on that one ! NASA still Rocks ! Were just in a low point as far as commitment !
Comment icon #44 Posted by dibatag on 18 May, 2013, 23:33
78000 idiots
Comment icon #45 Posted by Lex540 on 19 May, 2013, 9:29
whats the gain being the first 78000 people on mars i think its joke
Comment icon #46 Posted by DONTEATUS on 19 May, 2013, 20:03
Welcome to the Forum Lex540 ! Well until we invent mass transit to Mars the only thing going to Mars are our little probes ! THe Manned missions is far,Far away !
Comment icon #47 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 20 May, 2013, 23:50
Yes, we have. Yet the shows on nuclear subs. Clearly state that they make their own water. The make their own DRINKING water by PURIFYING salt water. A big difference. Go back and look at the link to my original post. I showed, with sources, that you were wrong. You made claims then, as you are now, that your sources did not provide. The big difference between you and I is that I don't make stuff up and then claim I saw it in TV, I provide sources for my claims. Besides the shuttle made its own water. Correct, water is a waste product of the power cells which generate electricity by reacting h... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by danielost on 23 May, 2013, 19:47
You were correct, after I did some more research. How ever they should to fuel cells. Because the steam noise can be detected by sonar and the salt trail can also be detected. Your links did not help two years . My point was we know how make water.


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