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On 2013-08-11 13:39, Dennis Michael wrote:

Yup, probably the only magician entertainer!



There are more than few here who are willing to go.
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Been thinking about it and I'd like to go but it would have to be a return trip.
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More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet. They've applied for a one-way trip to Mars, hoping to be chosen to spend the rest of their lives on uncharted territory, according to an organization planning the manned missions.

The Mars One project wants to colonize the red planet, beginning in 2022. There are financial and practical questions about this venture that haven't been clarified. Will there be enough money? Will people really be able to survive on Mars? But these haven't stopped some 30,000 Americans from signing up.

You can see some of the candidates on the project's website, but they're not the only ones who have applied, said Bas Lansdorp, Mars One CEO and co-founder.

"There is also a very large number of people who are still working on their profile, so either they have decided not to pay the application fee, or they are still making their video or they're still filling out the questionnaire or their resume. So the people that you can see online are only the ones that have finished and who have set their profiles as public," Lansdorp said.

The entrepreneur did not specify how many have paid the fees, completed their profiles and configured them as private.



Here is another link from CNN regarding this project: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/09/tech/innov......pt=hp_t5

And a link regarding the one year anniversary of the Mars rover Curiosity:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/06/tech/innov......_sidebar
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Am I to understand that there will only be 8 people going on these missions?
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Finally! Now we can meet the Cydonians and discover why they built that face!


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On 2013-08-10 22:08, rockwall wrote:
More than 100,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars.

"Out of the applicants, Mars One said it will select a multicontinental group of 40 astronauts this year. Four of them -- two men and two women -- are set to leave for Mars in September 2022, landing in April 2023."

http://www.clickorlando.com/lifestyle/te......dex.html

I'm afraid I would have to pass but facinating!


No. I'm not a pioneer. As has been mentioned elsewhere on this thread, pioneers go someplace, not intending to come back, but to make a new life for themselves where they go. I don't think these people are crazy, I just don't want to join them.
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Don't think I'd want to go to Mars.

But I'd certainly give my life up to be able to go into deep space, and keep on going. ALA Carl Sagan's Cosmos style - but for real !
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On 2013-08-11 19:46, tommy wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmcwBkt0xfE



I like THIS one though. I know its VERY 1970's.
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On 2013-08-11 00:51, General_Magician wrote:
I hear their is a huge percentage of the volunteers who are Americans, if not the highest percentage out of the all the nations who have volunteered. I read that in the news article somewhere. Makes me proud.


Proud of what? That they've signed up for something that isn't possible? How comendable! Smile
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Technically it is possible. Not much different than what was needed for Apollo and ISS missions. Just hasn't been dedicated resources applied to it yet...
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It is possible but not probable.

We need to develope good hypersonic speeds to go there and make it back in good time.

At what cost ??

....as if there is lots of spare cash in US coffers Smile
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On 2013-08-12 16:16, Mehtas wrote:
It is possible but not probable.

We need to develope good hypersonic speeds to go there and make it back in good time.



Since sound doesn't travel in space, ANY speed is hypersonic. That said, current spacecraft already travel at "hyper-sonic" speeds if compared to the average speed of sound in the earth's atmosphere.

And no one is talking about how to "make it back." The proposed mission is a one-way trip.
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This should get this thread deleted.

If we are going to be politically correct than we must send gays on this trip. That of course means no procreation, no children and only the original 8 will perish. Seems like a waste of a couple billion dollars. Smile Because there will be no kids to adopt on Mars. The End.
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Hmmm.... Wonder if it is a money-making scam? Sign up, only to be told later, "Sorry, can't go because of.... Smile

"The astronauts will undergo a required eight-year training..." Eight years? Holy cow.

By the time they learn about fixing their ship, what they have learned will be obsolete! Smile
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By fixing their ship, I mean when something goes wrong on the voyage to Mars, as that is the only fixing that will matter.
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On 2013-08-11 00:51, General_Magician wrote:
I hear their is a huge percentage of the volunteers who are Americans, if not the highest percentage out of the all the nations who have volunteered. I read that in the news article somewhere. Makes me proud.


Proud of what? That they've signed up for something that isn't possible? How comendable! Smile


People signed up for the Mercury program before there was any way to send a person into space.
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On 2013-08-12 23:06, ed rhodes wrote:

People signed up for the Mercury program before there was any way to send a person into space.




Where can I sign up for Alpha Centauri ??
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On 2013-08-12 12:18, imgic wrote:
Technically it is possible. Not much different than what was needed for Apollo and ISS missions. Just hasn't been dedicated resources applied to it yet...


Ummmm, technically it isn't. One word - radiation. I don't believe you'd make it past the Van Allen belt never mind all the way to Mars.

Then again, I'm not convinced anyone landed on the moon.....
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