One-way mars missions planned

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  1. flint757

    flint757 SS.org Regular

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    Well one side is always facing us so yes that side gets hit a lot more, but the other side doesn't avoid the debris. The dark spot you see are craters. My main point is with absolutely no atmosphere and very low gravity (hence the lack of atmosphere) there is nothing to protect the gear and homes in a long term sense. You'd be rolling the dice is all I'm saying. mars has, albeit thin, atmosphere that would offer protection, but that his it's own environmental problems to worry about like dust storms.
     
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    Philip K. Dick thought the same thing, and wrote about it in several sci fi books. I figure if we ever get around to colonizing Mars, it will be because Earth is screwed up beyond repair, and people have been drafted. But of course they would try anything they can to get out of it. I know I would.
     
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    Necrobump...


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    I'm thinking this would be a great way to get away from old girlfriends...
     
  7. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    I'm sure you could be sent some ebooks.

    The DL speeds might be pretty shitty, though...
     
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    Imagine being the parent of the first baby born on Mars:hbang: Your kids birth certificate would say: Place of birth: Mars.
    It'd be pretty cool being the parrent of the first human born on a different planet... I'm gonna sign up, and when I get there, start shagging!:fever:... with the consent of my female companion of course... I don't wanna be the first convicted sexual offender on Mars. That'd be really embarrassing:ugh:
     
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    This.

    It sounds seriously interesting but having to live with 3 (or 7 or whatever small amount of others) 'till the day I die on a fucking desolated planet would most likely drive me insane.

    edit: and I just read it takes approx 10 years to arrive on Mars? Gonna be a loooooong trip!
     
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  11. The Reverend

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    I wonder if he'd even survive the trip. :lol:
     
  12. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    FTFY
     
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    facepalm66 The Master of Joints

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    Fucking beduins lived in sachara for ages, I bet the 'modern stuff' could survive few little dust storms.. :cool::cool:
     
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    The problem there is "modern". A lot of techonolgy is really fragile and sensitive to small particles, like dust. The beduins were living on what was available at the time, and it sure wasn't a super computer that will break if you drop it.

    Of course I'm just talking out of my ass, NASA might very well have some sort of dust-proof mechanics for exploring Mars.
     
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    necro bump but thus actually does amuse me. The opportunity would be quite something
     
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    If they've figured out how to deal with the degeneration of bone in low gravity then I'm down.
     
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    :lol: Because that was your one concern, right? That was the one issue that gave you pause, made you want to reconsider?

    :rofl:
     
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    Degeneration of bone eh... guess they'll be no kids conceived then...



    Sorry, am leaving.
     
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    Good, because that joke was liiiiiiiimp.
     

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