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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.

At what cost ??

....as if there is lots of spare cash in US coffers Smile


1) They're not planning on a return trip.
2) As I read the article, it's supposedly being financed privately
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I don't believe there was to much information as to where the money for this project is to come from. I guess from the people sending in their 38 bucks. Smile Then it goes on to say they are going to take and train 40 people for 8 years. Ok is that included in the 6 billion to get to mars? I mean it has to be fairly expensive to have people to train 40 people in the said skills they are to be taught. The teachers and the people have to be housed and fed and cared for. This is to go on for 8 years. Are they going to build some sort of facility for this. This sounds so far fetched as to be more far fetched than the two headed shark on SY FY. There are just no details given other than it is going to cost 38 bucks to apply. My calculator doesn't go high enough to divide 38 into 6 billion so not sure how many applicants we need. Smile
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I can't believe this discussion is still at the top of the heap here. I'd have thought by now it would be approaching page three.
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Getting to Mars is the relatively easy part. Sustainable supplies of food, air, water and shelter will be considerably more challenging.
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Not to mention the most important factor: teamwork. Yikes if a sampling of the population selected included the folks here in NVMS, the project would be doomed from lift off.
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On 2013-08-14 00:41, Bob1Dog wrote:
Not to mention the most important factor: teamwork. Yikes if a sampling of the population selected included the folks here in NVMS, the project would be doomed from lift off.


Mainly because I won't be able to walk around Mars barefoot!
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What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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Yeah.. That'd work! :/
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So, you gonna sign up?

My own personal thoughts are that you shouldn't because you'd know what everyone else was thinking and that in itself might cause a mutiny early on.
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Incidentally, (and it is not my intention to de-rail this thread) but have any of you read the colour Mars series of novels (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) by Kim Stanley Robinson?

They are a VERY good read if you like rich science fiction!

http://natureandscience-alb.blogspot.ca/......son.html
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The only rich science fiction I've ever read in my entire life, (aside from Stephen King, if he counts) is Heinleins's Stranger in a Strange Land, many moons ago. I enjoy King more than I did Heinlein. Just sayin'.

Now, let's all just grok!
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To answer the question in the title. No.
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Would be nice if we could "volunteer" others to go...
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Would be nice if we could "volunteer" others to go...


Who knows, in the future, a planet like Mars can be turned into a prison, exile or concentration camp planet by some ruler. I was told that, back in the day, the state of Georgia here in the United States was a prison colony or some kind of colony where the English Crown sent criminals or unwanted people to before the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.
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Could I leave my debts on Earth? Smile


Well.... I suppose the debt collectors will have a hard time repossessing anything you take with you!
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Would be nice if we could "volunteer" others to go...


I was told that, back in the day, the state of Georgia here in the United States was a prison colony or some kind of colony where the English Crown sent criminals or unwanted people to before the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.

You were told? You mean you didn't learn that in school? Never heard of James Oglethorpe? I was taught this in grammar school back in the fifties.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Oglethorpe
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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I wouldnt want to go myself but I can think of PLENTY of people I would like to SEND Smile
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We should stop all space travel immediately! We have already almost destroyed Earth, the ice caps on Mars are now in process of melting, doesn't that tell us something? We need to just STOP already before our carbon emmissions destroy the entire universe!
And, no I wouldn't sign up for this trip.

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