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One-Way Mars Mission: Would You Boldly Go?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by oldgunrules, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Rocket River

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    Agreed

    Rocket River
     
  2. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Volunteers have clearly not read The Martian Chronicles.
     
  3. Deckard

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    Your response, with all due respect, sucks on numerous levels. Let me just address a couple. #1 - you haven't a clue about how old I am, junior. #2 - saying something is "the gayest" speaks more to your own social development, or lack there of, than anything else. Do you have a problem with gay people? Are you sexually insecure? Are you merely an amazingly happy fellow who uses the word "gay" the way it was used "back in the day," when it implied gaiety? If the last is the case, ignore #2. Just don't get constipated.
     
  4. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    I'd do it.

    Very few people have the chance to do something so extraordinary.
     
  5. Rocket River

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    Agreed.
    I think it would be an awesome life experience.

    I don't think people expect to 'jump off the building' chances of survival.
    I think the chances of survival would improve every year
    and the original chances would be 50/50

    I think it all depends on THE PLAN

    Three Main Issue
    1. Solving the Oxygen Issue
    2. Solving the Water Issue
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    3. Solving the Food Issue

    *grin*
    After that . . .it is all gravy!

    Rocket River
     
  6. The Real Shady

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    What the hell are you going to do over there? Sounds boring as hell.
     
  7. Bandwagoner

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    Grow food, pray batteries don't run out, freeze.
     
  8. Fyreball

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    I'd do it. I mean, you have a chance to do something no other human has ever done before, and your legacy would be remembered forever. I say if I have a real tangible chance to go down in history, I'm gonna take it. Now, with that being said, I'm gonna make damn well sure that provisions are accounted for, and the plan that's in place is completely fool-proof. I don't want to die from some BS bout of Martian diphtheria or something.
     
  9. Fyreball

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    Also, I want it in writing that SHE'S gonna be waiting for me when I get there......

    [​IMG]
     
  10. RedRedemption

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  11. RedRedemption

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    But are you willing to leave behind friends, family, personal possessions... You're essentially moving to a wasteland.

    As for myself, I'd probably miss the green of the grass on Earth too much to leave it.
     
  12. Jontro

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    No.

    Earth >>>> Mars

    What happens when the whole novelty and excitement of Mars wears off after the first 5 minutes?
     
  13. Relentless

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    Not a chance in hell. Mars is a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
     
  15. da_juice

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    I'd do it if the Earth was some sort of chaotic,barbaric anarchy and I would be better if. Otherwise, no.
     
  16. Shroopy2

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    I don't think itd be all people who've had rotten experiences on Earth wanting an ultimate experience. I think it'd be mostly people who's egos have gotten too BIG for planet Earth, who want to start civilization over their way. I don't think I'd want to be around so many insufferable asshats :eek:
     
  17. Tigerknee

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    If there's alcohol and internet, I am so there.
     
  18. Apps

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    No way! All your life would ever be is getting up from bed, eating some crappy food, proceeding the same routine/job as every other day, distracting yourself with something useless for a few hours to not go insane, and then going to sleep dreading the next day! I wouldn't give up my life here on Earth to-- oh. Wait. :(
     
  19. dmc89

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    Hell yes. Besides starting a family, I'm nearly running out of things to do or buy on Earth.

    All I need to take with me are my Kindle plus my personal library, a plasma rifle, a laptop with solar WiFi, and a dozen of these women :grin:

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  20. iconoclastic

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    Why can't they just build space stations between the Earth and Mars for refueling?

    Also, second coming of Roanoke Colony?
     

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