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Message 1646833 - Posted: 26 Feb 2015, 11:01:47 UTC

100 Finalists Have Been Chosen For A ONE-WAY Trip To MARS.


If all goes according to the nonprofit’s plan, 100 people will jet off to Mars in 2024. Pictured is a spacecraft launched from a NASA facility, but NASA won’t take part in Mars One’s mission.

Dutch nonprofit Mars One has named 100 people who will remain in the running for a one-way trip to Mars, expected to leave Earth in 2024. Out of more than 200,000 people who applied, 24 will be trained for the mission and four will take the first trip, if all goes according to plan.

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Message 1647160 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 5:28:52 UTC - in response to Message 1646833.  

Oooow , Sorry Julie I do not like this . Thanks for the info thou . I just think it's way to early , anybody on that mission will be taking a 1 way trip and is irresponsible we just don't have the infrastructure for this yet .

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Message 1647199 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 9:08:25 UTC

We don't need the infrastructure Glenn, if the technology is there to give people a one way trip and they want to do that trip, that is their choice. Who is to say they are right or wrong. 99.999% of the world will see the first 4 as simply committing suicide, but they will go down in history, either gloriously or in ignominy depending upon your viewpoint.

We are talking 10 years hence, that is a lot of time to change your mind ....
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Message 1647224 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 11:16:28 UTC - in response to Message 1647199.  

We don't need the infrastructure Glenn, if the technology is there to give people a one way trip and they want to do that trip, that is their choice. Who is to say they are right or wrong. 99.999% of the world will see the first 4 as simply committing suicide, but they will go down in history, either gloriously or in ignominy depending upon your viewpoint.

We are talking 10 years hence, that is a lot of time to change your mind ....


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Message 1647279 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 14:08:13 UTC

I just hope I am still around to see it. I'd rather be young enough to participate but I will settle for just still being alive to witness the event. But I have a feeling red tape will push the event well beyond my life span.
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Message 1647289 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 14:38:21 UTC - in response to Message 1647199.  

Chris I don't think there gona do it just for glory or the History books . It will be money , inducements as usual .

What happens if there's a problem ..... Both Shuttle accident put the space program back years hence no shuttles anymore

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Message 1647334 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 16:58:40 UTC

I don't think there gona do it just for glory or the History books . It will be money , inducements as usual


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Message 1647390 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 18:46:48 UTC

I question whether the government of the country that hosts the launch site for this adventure will readily grant permission for the launch, or launches. that will be necessary to make this venture happen. I would feel sorry for the twentyfour people who will dedicate several years of their lives in training only to be denied permission to launch.

Also,I wonder whether this organization will have the resources to make follow up launches of additional pioneers assuming the first four successfully make it to Mars. I think for long term survival at least 100 pioneers would be a minimal population.

What will the scientific community think of having the Martian environment invaded by a host of settlers?
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Message 1647589 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 2:40:23 UTC

These people don't expect to survive; they understand this is a one-way voyage. There is no expectation of colonization by these pioneers. It's likely that things will go wrong, hence the experiment. I would gladly go, but am sure I would be considered too old. But who better than at least someone with a long life to bring that experience into perspective? I hope they send an artist, a poet, a scientist, and a philosopher as the first team. Looking forward to seeing who has been chosen, their backgrounds, and ages. We all die; I would love to die as they will.

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Message 1647668 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 7:06:16 UTC

I rather doubt that any of these people are suicidal. They wouldn't volunteer for the mission expecting to die in the process. Now I'm sure they are aware of the risk involved but that is not the same as expecting to die in the attempt.

I am also sure that the planners are expecting to give these people the equipment tools and supplies to make a go of it assuming they reach Mars and successfully land.

The first pilgrims from europe to the Americas knew they were taking a one way trip and the possibility of dying along the way was in their minds, but they also believed they had at least an even chance of surviving to a natural death. I think these new pilgrims also hope to have a chance of surviving the trip and living out their lives on Mars.
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Message 1647671 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 7:26:10 UTC

Who said anything about suicide? The odds, as technology stands, are against them making there, or if making it, lasting a very short time. It is a one-way trip. They will die, either going or attempting to live, however briefly. The people who have made the final cut are young and educated and know what they're getting into.

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Message 1647686 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 8:19:36 UTC

Suicide is defined as the act of intentionally causing one's own death before an expected normal lifespan.

Therefore to embark upon a venture that most certainly will cause their deaths before their allotted time can be seen as suicidal by definition.
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Message 1647696 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 8:59:20 UTC

Every test pilot and astronaut took risks that were precisely that. We would have made no progress without it.

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Message 1647758 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 12:45:32 UTC

No test pilot ever expected to die from it, well maybe a rare few. I still say these brave new pioneers have every expectation of living out their normal lifespan on Mars.
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Message 1647827 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 15:46:12 UTC

I would recommend reading the content of this web site http://www.mars-one.com/ . They are planning on staying on Mars for a long time. Their stated time table is one launch every two years sending four pioneers at a time.

Whether or not they succeed is debateable. But they do have a plan for survival over the long run.
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Message 1647995 - Posted: 28 Feb 2015, 22:07:16 UTC

I would recommend reading:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_One

Especially what the MIT researcher thinks about success.

And I don't care what the Daily Mail "thinks."

In fact, this whole thing stinks of a scam. No contracts with people they claim to have contracts with, work stopped on seriously needed parts. No financing. Schemes to get the funding. Reality shows? TV and Internet viewers picking the final applicants? (if there is any TV at that point in the future).

Hey, I'm all for going to Mars. 100%. This is totally fishy. It's not well-thought out at all.

And, yes, test pilots do factor in expecting to die. It's understood. And that's from someone with a test pilot/astronaut in the family. I'll take his word.

Americans are a long way from getting there. Can't speak for other countries. It's money, money, money.

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Message 1648092 - Posted: 1 Mar 2015, 5:41:40 UTC

Don't get me wrong, I too rather doubt that this expedition will ever get off the ground. But I still think the people who have volunteered don't expect to die trying to make it to Mars or shortly after arriving.

Like I originally said I doubt that they will ever get the funding needed to build the first rocket, let alone all the other components.
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Message 1648142 - Posted: 1 Mar 2015, 9:25:27 UTC - in response to Message 1648092.  

Don't get me wrong, I too rather doubt that this expedition will ever get off the ground. But I still think the people who have volunteered don't expect to die trying to make it to Mars or shortly after arriving.

Like I originally said I doubt that they will ever get the funding needed to build the first rocket, let alone all the other components.


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Message 1648158 - Posted: 1 Mar 2015, 10:36:45 UTC

And I don't care what the Daily Mail "thinks."


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Message 1648430 - Posted: 2 Mar 2015, 7:52:04 UTC - in response to Message 1647334.  

I don't think there gona do it just for glory or the History books . It will be money , inducements as usual


Maybe not.

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not sure how much they are willing to go BOLDLY, where no one has gone before!

not many people have made peace with themselves...so they don't fear the moment of death...or can cheat death with the last resort of will power, ideas & strength...
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