If you want to live on Mars, now is your chance. 100% serious.

05-09-2013, 10:14 PM
#1
If you want to live on Mars, now is your chance. 100% serious.

The article and the video

The article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...ect-astronauts

The videos:


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Basically, they are selecting a group of 4 humans (you have to volunteer and there are already 10,000 applicants) known as "Mars One" to go and start to colonize Mars.

There are many issues though:

The humans will not be able to return to Earth because their body physiology will have changed. Their bodies will have adjusted to Mars's 38% surface gravity. Because of these changes, they will not be able to return to Earth which has a higher surface gravity.

After the humans settle, astronauts will be sent to Mars every 2 years.

In all honesty, I believe they should send a monkey up there or at least test this idea on the moon first.

This is very dangerous and I think they should test this out more before sending humans up there. The last thing anyone needs is a disaster. However, space exploration needs to start somewhere.

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And with that I leave you with a quote:

"This is one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind" - Neil Armstrong
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So! Here is the question: Would you do it?

I was thinking about, however if I were to do it I would wait and see how it turns out. The last thing I would want to happen is some kind of disaster and find out that we are royally ******.


Also, please leave your thoughts.

Last edited by TheEvilRobot; 05-09-2013 at 10:19 PM.
05-09-2013, 10:47 PM
#2
Why would you try this on the moon? The moon is different than mars. The gravity and whatever is different. Right? I don't really want to google right now

05-09-2013, 10:52 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Sambobsung View Post
Why would you try this on the moon? The moon is different than mars. The gravity and whatever is different. Right? I don't really want to google right now
Yeah true.

I just hope that they be more cautious. It seems like they are rushing it. It just happened out of nowhere
05-09-2013, 10:53 PM
#4
Hey man, we're making bold moves. Y'know, we're going to run out of resources eventually. Better doing it now and mastering it instead of doing it last minute.
05-09-2013, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Sambobsung View Post
Hey man, we're making bold moves. Y'know, we're going to run out of resources eventually. Better doing it now and mastering it instead of doing it last minute.
I definitely agree. Space exploration needs to begin somehow.

It would be so cool to go to Mars.

Would you do it?
05-09-2013, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TheEvilRobot View Post
I definitely agree. Space exploration needs to begin somehow.

It would be so cool to go to Mars.

Would you do it?
Definately.
05-09-2013, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by saansilt View Post
Definately.
Yeah I vote we send Saan. And three other people we don't want to post on TA ever again.
05-09-2013, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Yeah I vote we send Saan. And three other people we don't want to post on TA ever again.
Hey!
05-09-2013, 11:17 PM
#9
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I'm sure they will get their volunteers I do doubt they will ever get there though and if they do they are in for a nasty time of it just think of all the medical tests and the actual physical work involved.

Would be one way of going down in history but way to many sacrifices for me at least as one of the first.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
05-09-2013, 11:33 PM
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"The humans will not be able to return to earth..."

Sign me up please

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