I'd go as long as i have access to the internet in mars so i can read manga.
Why not try a colony on the moon for testing this? While the gravity is my guess why a moon colony could suffer but at least it might not be such an impossible task to get people off the moon and back to earth.
Sounds cool, but I'm way too young to sign up. Too much to live for.
It's not something I'd ever be interested in and I wouldn't even consider it for the risks however I can understand why others would be hyped and be more than happy to be the first to try and be out there, feel like they did something with meaning.
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See Mars One, they are preparing such nature and it could be YOUR turn. More @ http://applicants.mars-one.com/
Of course both have downsides.
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If they were that interested in advance testing though, they could just do so here on Earth. But that costs money that they're not interested in spending or sacrificing, they want the funding to go directly into putting stuff on Mars.
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mission page so, if the "magnetic highway" isn't considered part of the heliosheath, they need to update their site to reflect such. But I don't see anything saying that description is inaccurate.
Stinks of a scam. A well thought out and publicized scam, but a scam none the less.Anyone 18 or older may apply via video but there is an application fee -- $38 for U.S. applicants. The money will fund the mission.
There is no way that the technology needed to put a man on mars in a habitat that could support life, even on a one way trip.
on the site it states that the first mission would cost 6 Billion to set up and run.
You would need close to 158 Million people to sign up at $38 each. (157,894,736 to be exact). Even then he is not saying where the 6 Billion goes, as he is afraid of competition, This to me sounds like he is more afraid of people going through the numbers, seeing its not viable and realizing its its a scam.
Such small minded people.... Sick and disgusting?
This is a chance at immortality. Many of these peoples names will be remembered as pioneers for centuries after they die. The brave men and women of this mission are pushing humanity forward without fear or hesitation. It is things like this that should be celebrated much like in the past how the 1st people to venture into space or the 1st people to explore the depths of the oceans them 1st people exploring the highest peaks such as Everest. These people who pioneer and have the vision to risk it all for something truly great should be held up in the highest admiration as deserving of our love unlike the swathes of generic media personality's who wouldn't have the courage to confront anything on this magnitude.
This is not some sick big brother experiment. This is the complete documentation of humanity's greatest adventure into the unknown. No other thing of such importance has been documented and recorded as thoroughly as this monumental journey will be.
This is one way for one and only one reason. The people sending them have not planned another mission. That does not eliminate the many other Mars missions in the works. China has plans on going to Mars. Russia announced a 50 billion USD budget for space exploration including Mars colonization mission. There is another independent mission to send 2 people to fly past mars in the next 5-8 years. USA wont sit back and watch and let other country's get the glory when things pick up NASA will once again make plans. This is only one way for the foreseeable future.
If only more people had the vision and courage to take up this challenge and maybe we wouldn't as a species be so cowardly over the advancement and betterment of humanity.
I doubt i would be selected but i might make an application if nothing more to support the missions funding. This is the greatest thing that will happen in my lifetime.
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I think its an excellent start. It will take 100's of years to terrafarm mars but when it is all said and done at the end of the day we will have 2 places to call home vs one. Sooner or later, we will run out of resources. This is the first step to colonizing the universe.
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Ever since I first heard of it, back in October (Dutch talkshow had the company over for a talk, if you can understand Dutch: http://tinyurl.com/d877bej ) I was fascinated and extremely tempted to sign up as soon as it was available. I am doubting now, not because I wouldn't want it, but because I don't think my family would ever forgive me, especially my mother.
Also, someone in this thread said that the astronauts could "cover up" or "disable" the camera's, they won't for the sole reason that after the base has been built by the initial team, two more people will be send every several years. If you sabotage the only income of the mission you will also sabotage the next flights and thus the rest of the mission. Yes, the base will be self-sustaining, but what then? You won't get new people to talk to, you won't get new equipment or new tests and research to do. If you sabotage the mission you will literaly doom yourself and your fellow travelers to a life in a small, unexpanded mars base, boring yourself to death.