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Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?

Posted by Curt Anderson 
Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 12:28AM
...and a follow up question: If yes, WHY?!?!

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Mars One—a nonprofit group that is working to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars—recently announced its 100 finalists out of 200,000 original applicants. [www.google.com]






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Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 12:46AM
Sam does...

(:p)
Sam
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 01:10AM
No, I don't. Tuk wants me to, tho.
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 02:49AM
I don't. Most people wouldn't. But I can see how someone more adventurous than me might want to do that. I can't think of a more mind-blowing adventure than flying to Mars and living there the rest of your life.

There were 200,000 applicants.

One of the finalists was on Larry Wilmore last night. She said that her whole family was wholeheartedly supporting her.

Comment from one of the finalists:

“If that means dying on a planet far from home, well, that’s a small price to pay because otherwise I’d die on this planet eventually,” said Director. “Being on the forefront of exploration, pushing the limits of human experience and what is possible for us, is something that I’ve always wanted.”

[fox43.com]



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2015 03:03AM by Hornswoggle.
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 03:28AM
Those people are insane. They clearly haven't thought this through. A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C).

Every one of these people who signed up for this expedition should be dropped off in the middle of Antarctica and/or the Sahara just to see how resourceful they could be in a desolate environment. I wouldn't go simply because I'd know that I'd be surrounded by crazy people.






Trump is unintentionally sabotaging his own and Republican candidates' campaigns.

Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 04:25AM
Those people are insane. - Curt

Of course you think that. You have a propensity to look down your nose at anyone who doesn't share your values.

Those people are insane. They clearly haven't thought this through. A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C). - Curt

Do you think they're going to be living in pup tents? eye rolling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2015 04:26AM by Hornswoggle.
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 04:37AM
Whatever structures they will be confined to for the rest of their lives, they will need to erect pretty darn quickly before they freeze to death. So they can't be too elaborate.






Trump is unintentionally sabotaging his own and Republican candidates' campaigns.

Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 04:43AM
I would have signed up.
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 05:01AM
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Indy!
I would have signed up.

Sure. The cost to sign up was $7 to $80 depending on where you lived.

BUT GOOD NEWS...I am proud to announce a special offer for would-be explorers like yourself, its called. "Journey to the center of the earth". I will be selecting one hundred earth-tronauts from the 200,000 applicants that I expect to get. The application fee is a flat $50. I promise to put the volunteers down into the earth, but not back up. Indy, if you send me your application fee in right away I lipromise to get you in on the ground floor... well actually below the ground floor.






Trump is unintentionally sabotaging his own and Republican candidates' campaigns.

Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 05:17AM
Wow. If everyone throughout human history shared Curt's utter lack of curiosity, his absolute lack of a sense of adventure or even how any other human might harbor one themselves, the mind boggles at the thought of how many important discoveries would have never been made.

Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 05:20AM
$80 is a king's ransom to you, Curt? smiling smiley
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 06:03AM
Ponderer,
Those would-be Martians don't have curiosity, they have a death wish. If it is a sort of curiosity, it's the same curiosity as teens who "plank" on freeways. They may be curious if they will be crushed to death by a passing vehicle. There is no scientific reason to send 100 people to Mars. We already know what's up there--incredibly cold temperatures, no accessible water and dust storms. Fortunately, for those 100 morons selected out of the 200,000 paying applicants, NONE of them will be going to Mars.

Maybe another Marshall Applewhite will come along, and instead of trip to Mars, they can catch a ride with other like-minded folks to Uranus in an alien spacecraft. [accessnewage.com]

Indy,
No $80 isn't a lot of money. That $50 application fee is our grand opening special discounted price for prospective earth-tronauts in my subterranean expedition.






Trump is unintentionally sabotaging his own and Republican candidates' campaigns.

Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 06:30AM
"Those people are insane. They clearly haven't thought this through. A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C)"

People survive in those temperatures in Siberia.

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Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 06:50AM
Those would-be Martians don't have curiosity, they have a death wish. If it is a sort of curiosity, it's the same curiosity as teens who "plank" on freeways. They may be curious if they will be crushed to death by a passing vehicle. There is no scientific reason to send 100 people to Mars. We already know what's up there--incredibly cold temperatures, no accessible water and dust storms. Fortunately, for those 100 morons selected out of the 200,000 paying applicants, NONE of them will be going to Mars. - Curt

What an asshole.
Re: Who wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars?
February 27, 2015 06:53AM
There is absolutely scientific reason to go to Mars what are you smoking?
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