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Boots on the ground. On Mars.

Postby Soviet Ruk-Tsan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:31 am

http://mars-one.com/en/

HOLY. FUCK. MARS COLONY.

Apparently, everything they need they have a supplier for, and they are taking applications from anyone. About 110 years after the discovery of flight, we will have a mars colony.
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Postby Risottia » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:32 am

Soviet Ruk-Tsan wrote:Apparently, everything they need they have a supplier for, they are fully funded,


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Postby Blazedtown » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:36 am

If they're not riding Gingrinch's head, I dont buy it.
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Postby The Joseon Dynasty » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:39 am

And yet they still want me to buy their mugs.
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Postby Mike the Progressive » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:40 am

OMG, I can go to Mars myself! But only if I make ninety-nine easy payments of $99.99, and sign up 70 friends to do the same, and if I win the lottery and assuming the guy doesn't just take my cash and my friends cash and go to Hong Kong or New Zealand where he will blend in, just disappear. Then suddenly, that abortion for my GF I was going to pay for, it's not going to happen. I'm going to be stuck in a loveless relationship with a woman I loathe and a child I hate. He'll notice the distance as he grows older, turn to drugs and join a gang. He'll end up dead in a drive by shooting and no parent should have to bury their children even if it was an unintended mistake.

Damn you, Mars colony. Damn you to hell!
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Postby Soviet Ruk-Tsan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:41 am

Mike the Progressive wrote:OMG, I can go to Mars myself! But only if I make ninety-nine easy payments of $99.99, and sign up 70 friends to do the same, and if I win the lottery and assuming the guy doesn't just take my cash and my friends cash and go to Hong Kong or New Zealand where he will blend in, just disappear. Then suddenly, that abortion for my GF I was going to pay for, it's not going to happen. I'm going to be stuck in a loveless relationship with a woman I loathe and a child I hate. He'll note the distance as he grows older, turn to drugs and join a gang. He'll end up dead in a drive by shooting and no parent should have to bury their children.

Damn you, Mars colony. Damn you to hell!


Wow. Can we all just celebrate human progression?
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Postby The Corparation » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:47 am

Old news. I also have serious doubts about their ability to do this. For one thing a lot of the suppliers they list haven't actually committed to supplying them with anything. And that's just one of many problems they have. They have jackshit plans in place for dealing with cosmic radiation, they lack designs for almost everything, much less the ability to build anything.Nothing I've read about them mentions two of the bigger difficulties of sending humans to mars, Cosmic Rays, and Bone Loss. The list goes on and on. This is just another overly ambitious space start-up that will never see any measurable progress.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:51 am

Fuck it.
I'll apply.

EDIT:
Nevermind. I got 10 years. I'll do it later.
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Postby Soviet Ruk-Tsan » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:54 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:Fuck it.
I'll apply.

EDIT:
Nevermind. I got 10 years. I'll do it later.


Finally, a positive comment!
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Postby The Corparation » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:57 am

Soviet Ruk-Tsan wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:Fuck it.
I'll apply.

EDIT:
Nevermind. I got 10 years. I'll do it later.


Finally, a positive comment!

There's nothing really positive about their plan to comment on. They stand zero chance of making any real progress. Getting a manned mars mission is just to big a job for them to do.

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Postby Arkinesia » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:04 am

I don't get why this is a big deal, honestly.

Unless you specifically select scientists or people with some kind of science background the whole “exploration” part is completely for naught.

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Postby Olthar » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:04 am

I heard about this earlier. I laughed. I'm still laughing. Ha, ha, ha.

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Postby Mike the Progressive » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:05 am

Olthar wrote:I heard about this earlier. I laughed. I'm still laughing. Ha, ha, ha.


How about...

....

....

....NOW?

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Postby Arkinesia » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:08 am

Mike the Progressive wrote:
Olthar wrote:I heard about this earlier. I laughed. I'm still laughing. Ha, ha, ha.

How about...

....

....

....NOW?

ya bro we got rawkitz n shit. watchu got.

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Postby Tubbsalot » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:19 am

pfffthahahaha @ people who seriously think there's going to be a mars colony by 2023, jesus

it's slightly redundant but I think it's worth adding an ancilliary pffthohohoho @ people who are applying for this - you are aware, surely, that in the event this actually happened they'd take only the cream of the cream of the cream of the crop?
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:23 am

Tubbsalot wrote:pfffthahahaha @ people who seriously think there's going to be a mars colony by 2023, jesus

it's slightly redundant but I think it's worth adding an ancilliary pffthohohoho @ people who are applying for this - you are aware, surely, that in the event this actually happened they'd take only the cream of the cream of the cream of the crop?


Sure.
Thats why i'll only apply in 10 years. :p

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Postby Call to power » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:25 am

What is it with people using that Soviet flag and being completely mental for Mars. Is it just one incredibly...focused person incessantly posting the same thing?

Anyway, as per the thread a few months ago: funding this through a big brother program will only lead to the need for our colonists to do increasingly crazy stuff to maintain the viewers and thus stay alive. It is terrifyingly dystopian and a great sci-fi plot if only people weren't taking it seriously.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:27 am

Call to power wrote:What is it with people using that Soviet flag and being completely mental for Mars. Is it just one incredibly...focused person incessantly posting the same thing?

Anyway, as per the thread a few months ago: funding this through a big brother program will only lead to the need for our colonists to do increasingly crazy stuff to maintain the viewers and thus stay alive. It is terrifyingly dystopian and a great sci-fi plot if only people weren't taking it seriously.


I'll keep views.
I'll keep the views...

*gets on megaphone to talk to the other mars colonists*
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You'll watch puny earthlings, watch or DIE! MWAAaaAHahahaha. :p
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Postby Trotskylvania » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:29 am

Call to power wrote:What is it with people using that Soviet flag and being completely mental for Mars. Is it just one incredibly...focused person incessantly posting the same thing?

Anyway, as per the thread a few months ago: funding this through a big brother program will only lead to the need for our colonists to do increasingly crazy stuff to maintain the viewers and thus stay alive. It is terrifyingly dystopian and a great sci-fi plot if only people weren't taking it seriously.

It is the red planet *nods*
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Postby Mike the Progressive » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:30 am

Call to power wrote:What is it with people using that Soviet flag and being completely mental for Mars. Is it just one incredibly...focused person incessantly posting the same thing?



Ok, so I'm not the only one who noticed that. Didn't some person with Lenin on his flag make several threads about it?

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Postby Call to power » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:41 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:You'll watch puny earthlings, watch or DIE! MWAAaaAHahahaha. :p


I think that is the only way a Mars colony could actually work. Sure some people would donate out of novelty but to actually live you need to point a shotgun up a farmers nose.

Trotskylvania wrote:It is the red planet *nods*


I suppose that explains why there isn't any food.

Mike the Progressive wrote:Ok, so I'm not the only one who noticed that. Didn't some person with Lenin on his flag make several threads about it?


What if Socialists are trying to hijack science for their own nefarious purposes? Call me a tinfoil hat wearing loon but it will certainly be easier to hijack than what they did to the environmentalist movement.
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Postby Toronina » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:48 am

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Postby Mike the Progressive » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:52 am

Call to power wrote: Call me a tinfoil hat wearing loon


You're a tinfoil hat wearing loon.

Though iirc, the person with the Lenin flag is actually a capitalist who is anti-Obama.
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Postby Laeriland » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:30 am

Soviet Ruk-Tsan wrote:http://mars-one.com/en/

HOLY. FUCK. MARS COLONY.

Apparently, everything they need they have a supplier for, and they are taking applications from anyone. About 110 years after the discovery of flight, we will have a mars colony.

120, actually, and that is if they keep to the schedule, which I honestly doubt.

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Postby AiliailiA » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:08 am

Getting there and getting back is a lot harder than just getting there.

Previous missions (eg Pathfinder and Explorer) have landed payloads much heavier than a person (274 kg and 185 kg), gently enough for a living human to survive. However, they took six months to get there. For a live human cargo that would mean quite a lot of life support, but maybe that's OK. The earlier missions also delivered another 600 kg to Mars orbit: the life support that needs to go to Mars surface is a lot less, 600 kg is probably enough for the life support to Mars orbit. Then the passenger goes down in an Explorer-type lander with just a space suit and a camera, short range transmitter to communicate with the orbiter, and a silly little flag to plant. They prance around until they run out of oxygen, then die. If you think no-one will volunteer for that you're crazy.

But even easier than that is getting a human body to Mars and landing it hard. Long before anyone walks on Mars, someone could be buried there. :D
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