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Old 03-11-2017, 12:19 AM
 
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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.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:30 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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You'd have to really want to get away from it all. You gonna take a doctor along? Hospital equipment? You would need an awful lot of water.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Constitutional USA, zn.8A
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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?
Why would you do that ?, considering we are going to enjoy living forever on earth
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: England
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Would we have telly, and a local bar? If so, I'd consider it........
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:33 AM
 
Location: in my living room
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I asked my cats and they said no way. No mice on Mars.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:36 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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No, too old now. Would have 40 years ago though!
But would love to see/read about the Scientists of today who would do such a venture. Hope I live to see first person on Mars surface.
afternote: Said Scientists should not allow any politicians on the planet.
If we gain the balls to think of colonizing another planet, we need to right all of our wrongs made here on earth...
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Old 03-11-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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Throw in a life time supply of Mars Bars and I'll go although, unless they were sugarfree, I wouldn't live long enough to enjoy them.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: England
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Throw in a life time supply of Mars Bars and I'll go although, unless they were sugarfree, I wouldn't live long enough to enjoy them.
........ and Cadbury's fruit and nut choc bars. I want them. Plus dandelion and burdock pop. Can't manage without the pop.......
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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No, nor would I want any of my tax money financing such a venture.

Keep the people, the money and the science on Earth and address what we have done here. "Colonizing" Mars to do what? The same loony destructiveness to another planet than we are doing to our own - different environment sure, but the same creatures with the same minds will be doing the same thing to it.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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If it had decent Broadband, and a plentiful supply of KitKats and other chocolates, I might consider it! lol

But seriously, as much as I like astronomy, I don't think I could devote/sacrifice my life living on Mars! I think once the novelty has worn off it would be a chore beyond belief!
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