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Old 05-31-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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If we mess up Mars can we do Venus too?
LOL.. Okay, but.. we won't talk about messing up Uranus...

Actually, Mars has some precious minerals in it that can be mined.. so that's one good way to mess it up.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Yes, that's where all the Victoria Secret models come from, shh, don't tell Mike.
LOL.. I hear Victoria's Secret has some Martian models for their division on Mars..
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:38 AM
 
Location: SW France
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The same kind of debate was raging before Christopher Columbus set sail into the unknown.

Same difference.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:48 AM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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LOL.. Okay, but.. we won't talk about messing up Uranus...

Actually, Mars has some precious minerals in it that can be mined.. so that's one good way to mess it up.
Didn't see that one coming!

Doghouse, now!
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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When I was little and asked my parents where I came from they said that I came from Mars. Said Mars was too dry, dusty and hot. So we moved to Arizona...
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:50 AM
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If we mess up Mars can we do Venus too?
No, Venus is off limits to men. Go mess up Saturn or some other planet.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:58 AM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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After 20 years working at the Space Center.. This is the problem with going to Mars..
The Guesstimation at current technology is 16 months one way... 1 person for 24 hours would need minimum 1 gallon of water hygiene~ cooking ~ general hydration which weight is approximately 8 pounds per gallon times 16 months minimum stay 25 days times 16 months return home total of 32 months + 25 days. This is only for water ! They have proven technology of reclaiming waste water about 10%-20% it does work..called reverse osmosis. Now figure food and fuel and experiments plus extra crew.The vehicle would be massive.. and most feel that going threw the Van Allen Belt would be extremely difficult due too very high radiation. Until we get warp drive or Scotty beams us up we can only speculate.
Party pooper!

Yes, it would be a massive undertaking but bear in mind, so was the first moon mission.

Our current technology is far superior to what we had back on that hot June day when we first set off to the moon.

The space program brought us together as a nation plus it added jobs. My father was part of that program. My fondest memory of time spent with him was being at the Cape to watch the first moon launch.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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No, Venus is off limits to men. Go mess up Saturn or some other planet.
I didn't say I wanted the ship to get all the way there...
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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Sounds great on a nation's resume - or on humanity's already impressive list of achievements - but especially in this day and age would the cost really be justified? And the resources? What great benefit would we get from going to Mars, other than saying 'we did it?'

Can't imagine the next president echoing Kennedy's speech about going to the moon before the 60s were over about Mars.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:27 AM
 
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Sounds great on a nation's resume - or on humanity's already impressive list of achievements - but especially in this day and age would the cost really be justified? And the resources? What great benefit would we get from going to Mars, other than saying 'we did it?'

Can't imagine the next president echoing Kennedy's speech about going to the moon before the 60s were over about Mars.
What benefit?

Won't know for sure till we get there.
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