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#31 YaK

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

Old idea but an interesting one.

Legitimate scientists have suggested a one way mission to Mars would not only be more feasible for design reasons but that it would also have greater scientific benefits. Learning about other planets can largely be done with robots and probes. However, one goal of manned missions to heavenly bodies is to learn how to colonize space. Long term or one way missions inherently necessitate understanding and honing the skills necessary to accomplish this.
Scientists such as Carl Sagan have suggested that these skills will be absolutely vital to the long term survival of our species. That is, the colonization of space will mean that we are not forced to keep all our eggs in one basket.

All that being said, I have serious doubts about the ability of this particular iteration of the idea to succeed.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:00 AM

^^^ This

How does one get there name into that lottery? I'd totally take a one way trip to mars!


\Sadly you'd be rejected as applicants must know the proper usage of there, their and they're as well as your and you're. This is very important on Mars.

 


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:39 AM

I'm pretty sure they'll only be opening the applications to people in specific fields. I doubt they'll just take any joe schmoe off the street, maybe in the future when a base camp is completely established and they are ready to increase the population (though they may just do that through copulation and breeding among themselves)

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:42 AM

I once watched a documentary about this on The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror X. Really interesting.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

when can i start nominating people for eviction consideration? I got a list of people i want to be sent to mars.


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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:11 AM

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:18 AM

They need and are looking for 6 billion dollars for the project...
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

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Acme Ray Guns are okay....

...but the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator is the way to go...

...perfect for getting rid of pesky earthlings, especially when they're obstructing your view of Venus...
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:53 AM

6 billion is only .90 cents for every person on earth to contribute...... And if we weren't spending trillions on war, this project would have already left.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

6 billion is only .90 cents for every person on earth to contribute...... And if we weren't spending trillions on war, this project would have already left.


I'm in. Heck, I'll even kick in a Loonie....
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

I'm pretty sure they'll only be opening the applications to people in specific fields. I doubt they'll just take any joe schmoe off the street, maybe in the future when a base camp is completely established and they are ready to increase the population (though they may just do that through copulation and breeding among themselves)


Or portals. That would be pretty cool.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Yeah, it sounds like a great idea. That is until season 1 ratings fizzle out and season two introduces a new cast of washed up celebrities.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

I wouldnt jump on that flight just yet. Could just be a pile of dust and rocks with nothing new except the idea. In other words it could really suck to sPend the rest of your life there.

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2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

This is a step for humanity. They will risk their lives in hopes we can find a feasible way to live and survive on another planet, 'cause the one we have now doesn't have much time left.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:17 PM

This is a step for humanity. They will risk their lives in hopes we can find a feasible way to live and survive on another planet, 'cause the one we have now doesn't have much time left.


The earth will be fine. It's humanity's time that's limited.

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