Choose Your Favorite Mars Colonists Now! [Pic+]

Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 3 years ago Science

20,000 people have applied for a one-way ticket to Mars as part of the Mars One project.
There are 35 comments:
Male 15,832
[quote]Yes. Lets book a one way trip to mars when we dont even have the technology to get to the moon and establish a base.[/quote]
We`ve had the technology for decades. What we don`t have is a good reason to spend all that money.
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Male 6,227
The idea behind the Mars One mission is to pay for Mars exploration by making it a reality show. Seriously. They`re planning to have video feeds of all the "characters," who will be chosen by the public, and air the show during prime time with sponsors. It`s either crazy or brilliant. I haven`t decided which yet.

But if the whole venture goes like other settlements in new worlds, it`ll go something like this:

1. Colonists, who have little clue of what they`re getting into, set off with much fanfare to the New World.

2. Said colonists are able, just barely, to subsist in New World and eagerly await a supply ship, which will make things much better.

3. Back in the Old World, new priorities intervene: war, financial crisis, natural disaster, etc. Resupply ship is delayed, cancelled, or destroyed by mishap.

4. Colonists go mad with hunger and resort to cannibalism.

Should make for some gripping telebision. =O.O=
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Male 13,624
1 way is one way,
Tedgp - read the fecking countries included you tard
Moon is basable, but nowt there to do anything with
I vote Kim jon Un as one member
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Male 1,803
There are some alarmingly naive people in those applications. They have not thought through the concept of 1-way properly.
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Male 1,239
Dear Ted, you are stupid. We have the tech and ability but the moon hasn`t anything worth colonizing for. Mars on the other hand has rich deposits of resources for eventual self sustainability and expansion without help from home as well as the highest chance for some terraforming.
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Male 1,292
ignorant drating tedgp
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Male 2,549
You mean, stupid Dutch, tedgp.
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Male 3,285
Yes. Lets book a one way trip to mars when we dont even have the technology to get to the moon and establish a base.

Silly drating americans.
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Male 2,549
@Gerry--No, of course the UN doesn`t hold extraterrestrial jurisdiction; that would defy their already established mores on extraterrestrial real estate. The Outer Space Treaty was written up in the sixties because the UN opined that the cosmos were our Earthly heritage and that the misuse of such a virgin expanse would be regrettable.

I`m sure that if one blasts off to Mars no one is going to be going after them...but one may suffer prosecution if they ever wished to return. (I don`t know, to the best of my knowledge it`s never been done so I`m not entirely sure what sort of repercussions, if any, would be in place)

Also, I already did state that a way to circumnavigate the necessity of the Convention on Registration of Launched Objects into Outer Space would be to set up base in a non-member nation.
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Male 14,773
You know the Chinese are planning to go to the moon, right? Initially, the purpose is ostensibly scientific, but really patriotic. There is also talk of exploiting resources. If that is so, one logical way to repatriate those resources is a railgun to high-orbit around the earth. That equipment also has the potential to shower high-velocity moon rocks over the USA.
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Male 15,832
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Male 11,740
Thanks Squrlz. It`s working now. Maybe it was overloaded or something. That was the only page
I couldn`t load. Now I need to go apply to be a Rocket Man.
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Male 37,888

@ Geogypsy - and interesting political point. Does the United Nations have jurisdiction over other planets? I do not think their authority extends to Mars. Not even all of Earths countries acquiesce to the UN.
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Male 1,364
choose whoever you want, im sure all of them are obnoxious.
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Male 14,773
"I`d choose the ones who would resort to cannibalism."

I think that was how they chose the Jamestown settlers.
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Male 15,832
First thing we do is send all the lawyers on the list, then the community organizers, then anyone with a degree that has the word "Studies" in the name. If there`s any space left after that, we can pack it with sociologists, diversity officers, recycling coordinators, Amway salesman, and outbound call center workers, but NOT TELEPHONE SANITIZERS!!!
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Male 6,227

~paws a 10% off coupon for a new Dell computer to FreddyFerret~
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Male 11,740
The page is broken.
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Male 12,138
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Male 2,096
Koray and Vanessa. Though only one may make it all the way.
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Male 579
I`d choose the ones who would resort to cannibalism.
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Male 6,227
At this point, Ekaterina gets my vote. I suspect she is an android, so she is uniquely qualified.

I`d sign up myself if I could share a bunk with Maricia. Sure, the whole mission might burn up on entry into the Martian atmosphere. But we`d have plenty of sexy fun time on the long, cold trip out there.
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Male 37,888

[quote]not to mention you`d be famous[/quote]
Like Jamestown Famous .... who were they again?
No, I think it unlikely they`ll make it through entry into Mars atmosphere. But I would still go.
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Male 1,793
I`d go too... our future is out there..
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Female 4,447
Gerry, not to mention you`d be famous, like history books famous. You would, essentially live forever through the legacy you`d leave behind. That`s pretty cool, actually. Too bad I`m afraid of space. All that lack of oxygen stuff just freaks me out.
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Male 1,252
Instrumentation Tech..I has a shot ^^
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Male 300
At a quick glance and estimating the ratio.... Mars needs women!
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Male 2,549
Sorry, my sentence was mangled. What I meant to say is that anything launched into space is still considered to be it`s owner`s property no matter where it is.
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Male 2,549
(cont`d) considered to be the property of it`s owner no matter where in space it happens to be in orbit, land etc.

So, if it were possible to launch some sort of compact one step set up terradome on the surface of a planet, it still would be considered one`s property even if the land under it wasn`t viewed as such in the eyes of the UN.

ANYWAY...perhaps we can anticipate a repeal in the now archaic Outer Space Treaty some time in the future.
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Male 2,549
But...It can`t be legit because it breaks the protocol of the Outer Space Treaty...doesn`t it??

Maybe I`ll try asking UNOOSA.

I was quite positive that outer space was labelled the Province of Humankind to be used for our exploration. Ownership of land on celestial bodies, the use of celestial bodies for warfare and the profit from celestial bodies was strictly prohibited by the State. The State (being any nation who signed the treaty, which is all involved in space travel and then some) is supposed to enforce these laws for it`s inhabitants, inhabitant corporations and private agencies.

Private agencies wishing to launch within a state require registration through the UN Registration Convention of 1974.

However, I did work out that it may be possible to launch from a country not included in the UN treaty (Costa Rica would be a great home base) and this would prevent one from suffering prosecution for unregistered launches. Also, anything that is l
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Female 3,696
turn it into a reality show, you either get thrown into mars, or the sun :3
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Male 1,920
Can`t we just send them all? We really don`t need anyone crazy enough to volunteer for this.
(sorry Gerry)
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Female 2,549
Go, have fun, write.
Am staying back, so much more here, I havn`t seen, smelled, tasted, touched and heard.

Most of it won`t need an air tight suit.
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Male 37,888

It`s crazy, but ya know what... I`d go.
One way, harsh, brutal, probably die within 3 months but yeah...I`d go. We all die sometime, might as well do it on another planet. Parents are gone, boys grown and doing very well on his own.

I`d go. Who`s with me?
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Male 6,227
Link: Choose Your Favorite Mars Colonists Now! [Pic+] [Rate Link] - 20,000 people have applied for a one-way ticket to Mars as part of the Mars One project.
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