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Old 11-22-2010, 05:22 PM
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I assume we'll all be issued dune buggies.

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The giant leeches that ate Mars.:freakout:
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I would not. I know the Chinese culturally work hard in the sciences, but I don't understand why they feel this is possible. I have not researched it enough, but I remember the self-contained environment in Arizona failed, and that was on a lush, warm earth. I seem to remember the news reported there is water beneath the surface of mars. How accessible it is I don't know. But it is cold there,... very cold, even a martian summer. I don't know the exact temperatures, but intensity of sunlight dies off quickly, as the square of the distance from the source and mars is about one and a half times further from the sun than the earth. A sustainable ecology involves a lot, not just plants making oxygen, but nitrogen fixing bacteria, organic soil, and on... I don't plan on researching this, I think soon we will see a lot of analysis of this in the news by biologists, physicists, and so on.
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Also there's this.




still, I'd go though. i'm named after the place even.

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I would not. I know the Chinese culturally work hard in the sciences, but I don't understand why they feel this is possible. I have not researched it enough, but I remember the self-contained environment in Arizona failed, and that was on a lush, warm earth. I seem to remember the news reported there is water beneath the surface of mars. How accessible it is I don't know. But it is cold there,... very cold, even a martian summer. I don't know the exact temperatures, but intensity of sunlight dies off quickly, as the square of the distance from the source and mars is about one and a half times further from the sun than the earth. A sustainable ecology involves a lot, not just plants making oxygen, but nitrogen fixing bacteria, organic soil, and on... I don't plan on researching this, I think soon we will see a lot of analysis of this in the news by biologists, physicists, and so on.
Arg! Water is the least of the problems. It takes days or weeks to die of thirst. Only a few minutes to asphyxiate. The so called atmosphere of mars is what we would call outer space. And what little there is of it, if compressed would still not be breathable. There is half as much carbon monoxide as there is oxygen. There is ten times more argon in the atmosphere than oxygen!
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Arg! Water is the least of the problems. It takes days or weeks to die of thirst. Only a few minutes to asphyxiate. The so called atmosphere of mars is what we would call outer space. And what little there is of it, if compressed would still not be breathable. There is half as much carbon monoxide as there is oxygen. There is ten times more argon in the atmosphere than oxygen![QUOTE]

Well this is just the kind of story I expected would come out, and there will be a lot more problems, more numerous than any one man could list, coming out from specialists in all fields. Yes, mars at one tenth the earth mass, has not sufficient gravity to hold a substantial atmosphere.

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remove the slash from your first quote tag to get it working properly.
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remove the slash from your first quote tag to get it working properly.
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The Backslash? I removed it and I get something new, but not the proper thing. I am lost.
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Arg! Water is the least of the problems. It takes days or weeks to die of thirst. Only a few minutes to asphyxiate. The so called atmosphere of mars is what we would call outer space. And what little there is of it, if compressed would still not be breathable. There is half as much carbon monoxide as there is oxygen. There is ten times more argon in the atmosphere than oxygen!
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No need to post it twice, either. Also there is a handy button located convienantly in the quick reply and formal reply sectors of replying, FYI.

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I'm not worried about the cold and the atmosphere. I figure that by the time we finally head off to Mars, they'll be able to place our brains in giant robots.

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There are some who will not require very large robots.
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I strongly advise that you welcome your Giant Gay Martian Bear Robot Overlords.
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If they are on Mars they will not be my overlords, because I am not buying no one-way ticket to Mars. :not:
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Oh shit. Giant man-brain powered robot bears. GAY ROBOT BEARS, PEOPLE.

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Lots of crazies out there!

One-Way Mission to Mars: Would You Boldly Go? - ABC News

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Sound crazy? The editors were stunned when more than 500 e-mail messages came from people around the world, volunteering to be the first Mars colonists.

Students, soldiers, law enforcement officers, nurses, and space enthusiasts young and old inundated the publication with e-mails saying they'd be happy to leave their lives on Earth to be among the first space pioneers. (The response was so great, in fact, that the journal announced Thursday that it would actively seek volunteers and supporters for a Mars mission. It encouraged the public to sign up on the journal's home page or e-mail them.)
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I'll send you a postcard. :giggles:

Seriously, they're going to start sending people in 20 years? I'll be 53. The timing couldn't be better. I need to get serious about grad school.
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This has probably been said already, but I certainly wouldn't go to Mars on a one-way ticket until we have some form of ability to sustain life over there. Y'know, just sayin', Oxygen is a finite source and all, and I really don't want to be regretting my decision just as my last O2 candle runs out. >_>
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Give me a 3 month supply of O2, food & water, a vehicle that will hop across the landscape, and a ton of camera equipment, and I'll die a happy camper.
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Give me a 3 month supply of O2, food & water, a vehicle that will hop across the landscape, and a ton of camera equipment, and I'll die a happy camper.
Von Braun worked it all out in 1953. Go make yourself 500 billion dollars, resurrect the Saturn V and go.
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