TOMapleLaughs Posted February 17, 2015 Share Posted February 17, 2015 And it will be a Reality TV Show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxS7dCMBvSIAs candidates are put through next selection phase of tests and simulations, there are plans for Mars One to be a reality TV show, with viewers voting on who should colonise the Red Planet. Paul Römer, co-creator and the first producer of The Big Donor Show and the Big Brother, is an ambassador for the project, and CEO Bas Lansdorp has said: "We're in advanced negotiations with a major studio for an overall deal for film and television properties." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10546779/Mars-mission-selection-to-be-reality-TV-show.htmlSix Canadians are still in the running to take a one-way trip to Mars starting in 2024 as part of the Mars One project. The project, which aims to start the first human colony on the Red Planet, unveiled a list of 100 semi-finalists for the mission on Monday. The candidates from around the world, half of them men and half of them women, include Canadians: ■Daniel Benjamin Criger, 28, physics PhD candidate from Waterloo, Ont. ■Karen Louise Cumming, 53, TV journalist from Burlington, Ont. ■Reginald George Foulds, 60, former helicopter pilot from Toronto. ■Joanna Marjorie Hindle, 42, high school teacher from Whistler, B.C. ■Andreea Lavinia Radulescu, 33, an IT analyst from Toronto. ■Susan Higashio Weinreich, 42, a Scout leader from Vancouver. They have a chance to be among up to 24 people that Mars One plans to launch to Mars in groups of four every two years starting in 2024. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mars-one-6-canadians-make-short-list-for-1-way-trip-to-mars-1.2958782 There are some potentially deadly flaws to the program, scientists say:Volunteers who want to take a one-way trip to Mars and spend the rest of their lives on the Red Planet could expect "the rest of their lives" to be as short as 68 days if the project blasts off at all, a new study suggests. The plan for Mars One, a project that aims to establish the first human settlement on Mars by 2025, has potentially deadly and astronomically expensive flaws, according to a feasibility study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But Canadian candidates for the Mars One mission say they are still keen to volunteer and are certain that any issues with the plan can be worked out. The new feasibility study was led by Sydney Do, a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has done similar studies on other space missions. Do and his team ran a computer simulation based on publicly available information about the Mars One plan and the kinds of technologies it would rely on. "One way to think about it is it's a Sim City for Mars," Do said, referring to a popular video game series that simulates urban development. The researchers entered data about the crew's age, weight and activities to find out how much food, oxygen and water they would need. They took into account information from Mars One, such as its plan that "food from Earth will only serve as emergency rations" and the astronauts will mainly eat fresh food they grow themselves. The simulation monitored conditions in the Mars One habitat over 26 months the amount of time between spaceships from Earth that would resupply them or until the death of a crew member, whichever came first. The first run showed that without special nitrogen-generating equipment, the first human would suffocate in 68 days, the researchers reported in a paper presented recently at the International Astronomical Union conference in Toronto. That's indirectly because the habitat would have to vent itself to prevent pressure buildup from oxygen produced by crops in the habitat. A machine that would fix the problem would be "prohibitively large," Do told CBCNews.ca in an interview. "So large that we couldn't land it with one of the landers." Importing all food from Earth recommended That suggests Mars One would need to make some changes to its plan, the researchers suggest. They could grow the plants in a unit isolated from the astronauts' living space or import all food from Earth instead of growing it on Mars. The researchers recommend the latter. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mars-one-plan-has-potentially-deadly-flaws-scientists-say-1.2803870 Jeff Probst, host of 'Survivor' will be 63. Is he in? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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