U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 05-20-2014, 09:01 PM
 
1,692 posts, read 1,909,381 times
Reputation: 1012

Advertisements

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX recently reaffirmed that "The reason SpaceX was created was to accelerate development of rocket technology, all for the goal of establishing a self-sustaining, permanent base on Mars"

The success of SpaceX's recent reusable rocket test on April 18 is a critical achievement on the road to Mars, and the eventual goal to make humanity a multiplanet species. Musk hopes to have 80,000 people on Mars to establish a colony, but will start with around 10. It will cost around $500,000 per person to make this trip.



SpaceX's Elon Musk claims 'progress' for Mars colony goal with reusable rockets - Houston Space news | Examiner.com

A cosy little house on Mars? Cities in space
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-02-2014, 12:32 PM
 
1,692 posts, read 1,909,381 times
Reputation: 1012
Getting on Mars One: now a reality show?

More than 200,000 people applied for the one-way ticket to mars via the mission Mars One - which plans to land 20 humans on Mars by 2025.
The amateur astronauts competing for a one-way ticket to Mars must demonstrate the supreme physical and psychological skills which will enable them to survive in one of the universe’s most inhospitable landscapes.

Now Endemol, the creators of Big Brother, is to turn the “world’s toughest job interview” – the selection of the first humans to establish a permanent settlement on Mars – into the ultimate reality show.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-02-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
12,102 posts, read 20,355,007 times
Reputation: 4131
I wish them luck.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-02-2014, 11:12 PM
 
1,399 posts, read 1,080,802 times
Reputation: 2052
Elon is a brilliant man but I dont see it happening. I think 2060 is a more realistic date.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2014, 09:46 AM
 
1,692 posts, read 1,909,381 times
Reputation: 1012
Quote:
Originally Posted by HTY483 View Post
Elon is a brilliant man but I dont see it happening. I think 2060 is a more realistic date.
Why do you think that? There are now multiple people trying to send a colony into Mars.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-03-2014, 11:56 AM
MJ7
 
6,221 posts, read 8,196,741 times
Reputation: 6487
It's just tabloid material, material that gets people to invest into the cause. I doubt this will ever occur. We haven't been back to the moon since when?

The Mars trip in my mind would be a slow death. IF you were lucky enough to actually make the trip there and survive the landing, I'm not sure how much faith I would put into them surviving the rest of their lives after that. They better do this with 10 females and 10 males, and they should most likely not be able to reproduce. Their bones will be damaged heavily from the trip alone.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2014, 10:22 AM
 
1,692 posts, read 1,909,381 times
Reputation: 1012
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJ7 View Post
It's just tabloid material, material that gets people to invest into the cause. I doubt this will ever occur. We haven't been back to the moon since when?
You might be right to some extent.
A 286-page government report 18 months in the making could burst the bubble of aspiring space explorers with a disheartening conclusion: We’re not going to Mars.
But Elon Musk might prove many people wrong.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: california
5,488 posts, read 4,558,964 times
Reputation: 6418
In sted of sending the worlds brightest ,we should establish prisons that first.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2014, 03:31 PM
 
37,072 posts, read 38,297,253 times
Reputation: 14835
Even if there is no profit motive you still have to generate revenue. Certainly long term any private company involved with this could reap enormous benefits way into the future but that assumes they don't go bankrupt first. Such a short timeline seems optimistic at best. Seems like a huge risk, I wish him luck.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-05-2014, 05:01 PM
 
26,901 posts, read 38,152,457 times
Reputation: 34844
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandman249 View Post
A very misleading post. I suggest reading the article so this out of context post is not taken as the main point.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top