Humans On Mars In 10 Years?

Submitted by: cola3 5 years ago in Science

Destined to be the biggest media event in history.
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Male 1,360
politicians and bankers first
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Male 2,862
"Destined to be the biggest media event in history."

Can we send some of the media up there now? I have a few in mind.
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Male 766
Oh! Ya! The radiation thing. Three reasons not to go just yet . . .
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Male 766
No one is going to Mars any time soon. Vision damage and bone loss on a 3 year round trip will sour the expedition. Until artificial gravity is made practical or they can get there in weeks instead of years there won`t be any men on Mars.
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Male 62
@ Patchgrabber

If you`re one of only a handful of people to take the one-way trip to Mars you`d only be able to brag to other people on Mars. It might not be so impressive to them...
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Male 313
We are using up earths resources faster than the earth can replace them. If humanity were to continue to exist, we need to find another planet to steal resources from. Those that doubt this well ever happen need to understand that alot of rich people understand our NEED to find resources. At the same time, wouldn`t it be nice if humanity could save our planet by stop allowing earths resources to be depleted. We have a big sun. We have wind. We have lots of ways to save earth. But count me in as someone who would love to be part of helping humanity by going to mars if that`s what it comes to. NO GRAVITY MUST BE FUN!!!!
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Male 5,811
@LordJim: You bet! It wouldn`t necessarily be as good if I were in, say, the third group to go, but to be even one of a handful of people that could say they`ve been to another planet? Sign me up! :-D
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Male 7,123
patchgrabber
What if you were thirty-seventh? Still up for it?
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Male 2,172
Why does the rocket to bring people to mars has the form of male genitalias?
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Male 5,811
[quote]what kind of sad no life individuals would hold this project more important than their life here on earth?[/quote]
I would gladly live the rest of my days in tiny structures if it meant I would go down in history as the first person to set foot on Mars. Just thinking about it makes me lacrimose.
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Male 273
the rest of their lives? what kind of sad no life individuals would hold this project more important than their life here on earth?
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Male 206
If only we`d elect Newt Gingrich president...
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Male 1,397
Yeah...in 1970 the said we`d have bases on the moon my 1983, and a manned mission to mars in 1981.
They said by 2000 we`d all be flying around on jetpacks. Not gonna happen.
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Male 1,735
My only question, Is what is the pointÉ and why is my question mark a É.

Think about it, are we going to ship resources back, nope, just to it, which it`s expensive as can be to ship water.

Only private firms, so they are going to rip off stupid rich people, I can leave with that. I better not hear them crying to the Governments for funding when it flops and needs to be bailed out.
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Male 4,242
That is only if they figure out how to protect themselves from the radiation
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Male 7,123
One-way ticket? No thanks. I`ve been told that Mars ain`t the kind of place to raise your kids.
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Male 718
wow.. ill be drating 40 when this happens.. well, 39.. but yea.. and it sounds like a nightmare to me.. can you imagine being one of the only humans on mars!?
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Male 237
Excuse me for a moment, I am having a Dr. Strangelove flashback.
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Male 214
MONORAILLLL MONORAILLLL MONORAILLLLL

its a money making scam.

the business enterprise is based on a lie that `everyone in the world will watch`

most people in the world don`t have access to a television or any other media device.
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Male 2,551
freddy - I`d say earlier than that, but I really doubt it`d be in 10 years. Maybe 50.
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Male 11,739
[quote]How are they going to make a profit?[/quote]

They basically said they`re going to make it the biggest media event ever. They would turn it into a massive, worldwide reality show. I`m sure if it did happen it would be huge and they could sell advertising for near Superbowl amounts. It would last for decades, especially considering the success of American Idol and Big Brother.
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Male 1,471
Turn Mars into the next big reality tv show...

We have a bleak future ahead of us..
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Male 62
lol @ DrProfessor

Neat idea but it`s hard to take them seriously after such a tacky presentation... And did anyone else think it was a little creepy that they kept saying "the humans" and not "people"?
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Male 987
Since it is intended to be a private venture they have failed in the single most important element of their business model. How are they going to make a profit? If you want to interest private investors you have to be able to explain how they get paid.
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Male 2,422
This sounds like a modification of Dr. Zubrin`s Mars Direct plan outlined in his book The Case for Mars.

"why not take a sensible step and build a moon base? That way, if anything goes wrong.. you can be home in 3 days. "

Zubrin counters this argument in his book.
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Male 1,793
I would go if i was younger.... man needs to do this... other wise we will die here on earth...
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Male 226
"why not take a sensible step and build a moon base? That way, if anything goes wrong.. you can be home in 3 days. "

They can`t be self sufficient on the Moon, there`s no way to create Oxygen or water from there.

I`m hoping it`s true and successful. At the very least, at the risk of sounding cold, it`ll be a very nice experiment in human ethics, politics, and psychology. Very interesting stuff.
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Male 3,894
They have mastered the green screen, they can master Mars.
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Male 39,927

Traditionally this is not unheard of. The original pioneers
to many lands signed up for a one way ticket. The major differance
is earlier settlers stood a chance of surviving off the land.
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Male 5,413
Would be hilarious if they trolled the crew by putting on an Alien film on the journey there.
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Male 157
If they can`t light an interview properly they can`t conquer manned interplanetary travel.
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Male 157
Never gonna happen
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Male 11,739
This will not happen in my kids` lifetime. It`s a nice dream, maybe it will happen in 200 - 300 years.
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Male 7,378
Yeah that`ll be great. Hope they call it The Real Survivor. First one to make it back wins a Million dollars and a Chevy Volt.
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Male 1,243
why not take a sensible step and build a moon base? That way, if anything goes wrong.. you can be home in 3 days.
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Female 2,602
Are you absolutely sure this isn`t just Golgafrinchamy-shenanigans to send Bush and the other right wing fecktards off to somewhere that they can`t do any more harm? If they start recruiting at the Republican Party fundraiser for a `special mission`, be on your guard boys.
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Male 878
Not going to happen.
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Male 39,927

Yeah, the told that in the 70s. Still waiting for my tourist visa to Mars.
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Male 2,436
It will be interesting to watch the first inhabitants go bats**t crazy as they face the hard reality of never returning to Earth.
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Male 472
I`ll believe it when I see it. Private Enterprise has yet to accomplish anything close to what government has done in space.
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Male 55
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