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Old 03-12-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I saw the movie The Martian. Mars sucks.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have a feeling my seasonal affective disorder would go crazy.

Also, I need to see water regularly to stay really calm.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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Say you were given the option to be one of the first to colonize mars and while you would get all the necessary supplies and such, it also would mean it would be a one way trip and you would never return to Earth and eventually die on Mars. Would you be willing to do so? And for those married you could take your spouse and/or children with you.
I wouldn't be intelligent or competent or have a high enough of an emotional I.Q. to be picked to go. I'm more than willing to be content to hear about others' stories on Mars. I would very much look forward to hearing their stories though.

Were I more competent, I think the one way trip would be the killer. There are too many things I appreciate on Earth to leave it, even to explore a new world. I'd miss the trees and the wildlife and fast internet. I'd miss the busy communities and the ability to drive a car to go on hikes through the wilderness. If you could go there for three years or so and return, then I'd be interested.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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You bet! Sadly there's no way they would accept me. Too old and broken up.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I'd sign up in a heartbeat!
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Uh... No, but you can send me a postcard (I'll be at the beach).
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 °N, 🌄°W
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No

I think if I had to get away from it all I would go hang out in Tasmania.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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No, and while I think sending men to Mars will happen sooner or later, they should not do it until they have the capability to bring them back.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Only if they discover a type of shielding that blocks solar radiation. Also, why would it be a one way trip? I understand it would be difficult to get back immediately, but in 20-30 years from now if Colony prospered I would think there would be more flights between Mars and Earth.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:35 AM
 
Location: PRC
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I have to put another point of view which will sound very strange to many people.

If you believe that ANY of the strange spacecraft flying about in our skies are ours, then we already have a secret unacknowledged space fleet.

This means we can go to Mars and back in a very short time. It makes the possibility of colonisation very real and practical. However, I think we will never go to Mars the way you have described because there are already bases there (if we have a secret space program).

Thinking we have to go by rocket like the current Mars missions is quite ridiculous. Remember Ben Rich said "We have the technology to take ET home". We see it every day in our skies, why would we think there are not bases on the Moon and on Mars and other planets in our Solar System?

The NASA space rockets and space program is just an excuse to take tax money and perpetuate the myth they are feeding to us which you guys have obviously bought into.

So, I say again -
If you believe that ANY of the strange spacecraft flying about in our skies are ours, then we already have a secret unacknowledged space fleet.

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