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Old 07-19-2015, 12:46 AM
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I want mine to be able to do this:

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Cue "you don't have to be mad to want to travel to Mars, but ..."
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There's a movie in that concept. There must be.
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The force lightning or the Cheshire Cat?

Darth Cheshire and the Warlords of Mars
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Maybe not a movie yet, but it was already done as a short film.

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years | Technology | The Guardian

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three years sooner than his previous estimates.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:26 AM
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Mars in six years? I say Pluto in two! Dawg cain't piss on a hydrant if he don't aim high!
*disclaimer, I think I saw this Ross Perot joke in a National Lampoon mag in the 90s.
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I'll go on trip 10 or so. After heroic explorers have bravely discovered what we overlooked in the planning phase. Most likely by dying of whatever it was we didn't plan for. I suspect there is a good chance that those first colonists are going to end up like one of the early failed colonization attempts of the Americas... nasty, ugly failures that involve lots of deprivation, starvation and violence, with any hope of aid from home more than a year away. I really find the idea terrifying.
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I hope they have a plan to deal with those hostile natives on Mars, the robot population that already resides there.
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I'll go on trip 10 or so. After heroic explorers have bravely discovered what we overlooked in the planning phase. Most likely by dying of whatever it was we didn't plan for. I suspect there is a good chance that those first colonists are going to end up like one of the early failed colonization attempts of the Americas... nasty, ugly failures that involve lots of deprivation, starvation and violence, with any hope of aid from home more than a year away. I really find the idea terrifying.
Probably cannibalism too. :meatcook:
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I thought of that too, but for me it does not really outweigh the cons.
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Default Re: Would you go to Mars on a one-way ticket?

This is a decent article with more details of the plans for trips to Mars:

SpaceX's Big Fucking Rocket – The Full Story - Wait But Why

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Upcoming Mars Oppositions – and what SpaceX is planning for each

July, 2018: Send a Dragon spacecraft (the Falcon 9’s SUV-size spacecraft) to Mars with cargo

October, 2020: Send multiple Dragons with more cargo

December, 2022: Maiden BFS voyage to Mars. Carrying only cargo. This is the spaceship Elon wants to call Heart of Gold.

January, 2025: First people-carrying BFS voyage to Mars.

Let’s all go back and read that last line again.

January, 2025: First people-carrying BFS voyage to Mars.

Did you catch that?

If things go to plan, the Neil Armstrong of Mars will touch down about eight years from now.

And zero people are talking about it.

But they will be.
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It most likely won't happen though. There have been no manned missions beyond low earth orbit since December 19, 1972 - forty four years ago. During that time there have been numerous announcements about manned missions to the moon or mars - and all those programs have fizzled out.

There was a rerun of a 1984 Horizon program on BBC 4 last night. James Burke was reporting on the Apollo moon landings (which had begun fifteen years before and finished after just three years). And then the program went on to consider all the claims made for the upcoming new shuttle missions and the launching of the Space Station.

The optimists were explaining how the space station would operate commercially as it would be possible to manufacture special alloys and drugs in zero gravity that couldn't be made on Earth - and how the space station would be used to cheaply mend and resupply earth satellites rather than having the expense of launching new replacements. There was going to be a permanently manned moon base before 2000, and manned missions to Mars by about the same time.

The pessimists (realists) said that it would not be cheaper to make things in space than on earth for the foreseeable future and that it would always be cheaper to launch new satellites than retrieve or repair existing ones. They said that the shuttle was an engineering dead end and that almost any conceivable mission could be better and more cheaply carried out by robots than by manned space flights. They said that the only purpose of manned flights was to capture the public's interest - and that would only work when something new and dramatic was done. They said that a continuing presence of astronauts on a space station would not even be newsworthy after the first month or so.

And the pessimists were right. If we'd spent half the effort and money that we did on the shuttle and ISS programs on unmanned missions we could have achieved so very much more.
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I had them send my Tesla ahead for me.

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When Mr. Musk first posted on Twitter his intent to send a car on the Heavy launch, he said the destination was “Mars orbit.” The car will not go into orbit around Mars. Rather the second stage of the Heavy is to fire three times to send the car on an elliptical orbit around the sun that extends as far out as Mars, and that car could remain in orbit for hundreds of millions of years. At times, it might pass very close to Mars, and Mr. Musk said there was an “extremely tiny” chance that it could crash into Mars.
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Just watched on live YouTube stream the Falcon Heavy launch. Simultaneous landing of the two boosters very cool! Still waiting to see if the core landed successfully on the sea barge but even if it didn't I think that test flight went spectacularly well.
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Should have sent the Model X, gonna need the ground clearance and four-wheel drive.
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car could remain in orbit for hundreds of millions of years.
Ya know, I quite like the idea of littering outer orbits with time capsules or other random stuff if only to confuse future sentient races.

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Right? I heard they sent it up with a dummy passenger and a sign that says “don’t panic”. My first thought was how the alien who discovers it will interpret it.
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If any aliens ever find all the stuff we've sent, they'll think we were trying to get a date. We've sent drawings of us naked with a map showing how to find us, a compilation audio recording, and now a sports car.
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20+ Of The Funniest Reactions To Elon Musk Sending Tesla Car To Mars | Bored Panda

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