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Wanted: People willing to die on Mars
CBC ^ | 3/16/13

Posted on 03/17/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker

Mars One co-founder tells CBC about its proposed one-way trip to the Red Planet


Mars One hopes to have people living on the planet — for the rest of their lives — by 2023.(Mars One/YouTube)

The man behind the private space project dubbed Mars One is looking for people to travel to Mars, but he's not offering a return ticket.

"The technology to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there exists," Bas Lansdorp told Day 6 host Brent Bambury in an interview that aired this week on CBC Radio.

"The technology to bring humans from Mars back to Earth simply does not exist yet."

Lansdorp said he's looking for people who are utterly dependable, good in groups and "at their best when things are at their worst."

The never-to-return explorers will require eight years of training, and the search starts this year.

The flight is scheduled to leave in Sept. 2022.

To hear the complete conversation, including how Lansdorp plans to fund the trip, click the audio button above.


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Lessee... Sept. 2022 I'll be 84. Sure, I'll go. Sign me up, Scotty.
1 posted on 03/17/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Bump


2 posted on 03/17/2013 9:21:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: LibWhacker

Move over...

they want younger people...

Ill only be 74...


3 posted on 03/17/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jet Jaguar

Volunteers? I bet the one way part will cut the number way down.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 9:25:49 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I think I would.


5 posted on 03/17/2013 9:28:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Tennessee Nana

Lol, I take it back. I’ll only be 73. (What are they going to do when they find out I lied about my age, send me back?)


6 posted on 03/17/2013 9:28:30 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

No thanks.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 9:28:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: LibWhacker

Eight years of training before they send me off to Mars to spend the rest of my life eating MREs and drinking recycled urine? How about I get to live like a Royal 0bama for eight years then you send me to Mars? lol


8 posted on 03/17/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: LibWhacker
whoa...you're already in Soylent Green territory
9 posted on 03/17/2013 9:30:38 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Heck, yes! I’m sick of all the libs here. But I could deal with one or two libs out there... “I’m sorry, sir. We were out behind the boulder over there, and I think a meteor must’ve hit him in the back of the head. Made a real mess.”


10 posted on 03/17/2013 9:32:44 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Vastectomies for the boys, hormone replacement to help the girls fight off PMS.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 9:33:45 PM PDT by umgud
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To: LibWhacker

Can we FReep from there?


12 posted on 03/17/2013 9:34:41 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: LibWhacker
Here on Earth, there on Mars? Not much difference in the long run. We all die of something.

I'll bet I don't have any ex-wives on Mars though.

Sign me up.

/johnny

13 posted on 03/17/2013 9:35:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LibWhacker

Send all the Obama voters.


14 posted on 03/17/2013 9:35:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: LibWhacker

i’ll be 85 but how will I get my Social Security check?


15 posted on 03/17/2013 9:35:23 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: LibWhacker

If it’s one-way, why not make it a colony?


16 posted on 03/17/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Larry Lucido

lol


17 posted on 03/17/2013 9:37:56 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LibWhacker

I would do it.


18 posted on 03/17/2013 9:38:00 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: stylin19a

I hear ya’. Turnin’ green and mushy as we speak.


19 posted on 03/17/2013 9:38:04 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

What does it cost to live on Mars?

I mean..is it like Ecuador? Can I have a maid and all that jazz really cheap?


20 posted on 03/17/2013 9:39:09 PM PDT by berdie
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To: LibWhacker

“Now this is the plan. Get your a$$ to Mars, go to the Hilton Hotel and flash the fake Brubaker ID at the front desk. That’s all there is to it …”


21 posted on 03/17/2013 9:42:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: LibWhacker

Sign me up!


22 posted on 03/17/2013 9:42:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Larry Lucido

Absolutely! And there’s only a 21 minute delay, max, when earth and Mars are on opposite sides of the Sun. Heck, we often have worse than that here on earth when the server burps.


23 posted on 03/17/2013 9:43:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
"The technology to bring humans from Mars back to Earth simply does not exist yet."

ugh.... I think it's the exact same technology used to get there, just pointed in a different direction.

Or is that the story they're telling the volunteers so they don't expect a ride home? Yeah, that's the ticket!
24 posted on 03/17/2013 9:44:28 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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To: berdie

Unfortunately, not. No one is going to go to Mars to be a maid.


25 posted on 03/17/2013 9:44:56 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: funfan

Then I’ll DEFINITELY not go!


26 posted on 03/17/2013 9:48:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Most settlers in human history have known they were going on a one way trip. At least these people will be able to communicate with their loved ones by videochat.


27 posted on 03/17/2013 9:50:34 PM PDT by balch3
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To: LibWhacker

Dang!

I guess I’ll just stay here then and clean my own house.

Another dream dashed.


28 posted on 03/17/2013 9:50:40 PM PDT by berdie
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To: LibWhacker

I aint too far behind ya...


29 posted on 03/17/2013 9:52:07 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: LibWhacker

Can’t we just send all the whacko liberals? And how about muzzies....they should go to. In fact, there are a lot of people we’d be better off without.


30 posted on 03/17/2013 9:52:56 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: funfan

“Send all the Obama voters.”

aka the Walking Deadocrats.......and send their leader
along w/them.


31 posted on 03/17/2013 9:54:02 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: LibWhacker

As long as I can play “Little Ole Man” by Bill Cosby I’ll be just fine!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQmNivXjoo8


32 posted on 03/17/2013 9:54:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LibWhacker

Found a Volunteer

33 posted on 03/17/2013 9:55:14 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s what I’m thinking. At my age? Heck, it’d be a kick. Wouldn’t do it if I were young, though.


34 posted on 03/17/2013 9:55:14 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: balch3
Most settlers in human history have known they were going on a one way trip.

We should do with our prisoners the same thing the British did with their convicts. I'm sure there'll be plenty of volunteers from our prison.

35 posted on 03/17/2013 9:56:12 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: funfan
Send all the Obama voters.

"Lansdorp said he's looking for people who are utterly dependable, good in groups and "at their best when things are at their worst."

Well, they ARE good in groups...

36 posted on 03/17/2013 9:56:37 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: LibWhacker

By 2022, Mars might look a lot more attractive, especially if the political/financial situation doesn’t change.


37 posted on 03/17/2013 9:58:00 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: LibWhacker

If the democrats are still in power, I’d be happy to go.


38 posted on 03/17/2013 9:58:02 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: frankenMonkey
I think it's the exact same technology used to get there, just pointed in a different direction.

It's not that easy. You need almost as much fuel to return from Mars as to get there. The payload to (fuel + overhead) ratio for a trip to Mars is horrendous. There is no booster or staging system that exists today that could take anyone from earth to Mars and back. Those Mars Rover gizmos do not have the overhead of keeping human beings alive and we have absolutely zero chance of bringing them back. The whole idea is a non-starter.

39 posted on 03/17/2013 9:58:03 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: LibWhacker

Will I be able to get all Duck Dynasty episodes?


40 posted on 03/17/2013 9:58:24 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: LibWhacker

41 posted on 03/17/2013 9:59:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: LibWhacker
This is so sad.

Nobody really HAS to die on Mars.

If only they would get Ray-Gun control...

.

42 posted on 03/17/2013 9:59:31 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: LibWhacker

Sign me up!


43 posted on 03/17/2013 10:04:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: LibWhacker

Arthur C. Clarke’s 1971 “Transit of Earth” is about a group of astronauts sent to observe the 1984 Transit of Earth viewed from Mars. The original party is 15, ten of whom will observe the transit from Mars’ moon, Phobos, and five or whom will observe it from the surface of Mars.

The Mars lander suffers a malfunction and the five astronauts on Mars are stranded without hope of return. There is only enough oxygen for one of the five to live long enough to see the transit and report back to earth. One lucky astronaut is selected to live to see the earth and moon transit the solar disk, before he expires from hypoxia and report the event back to earth.

http://books.google.com/books?id=H118kM3MECEC&pg=PA883&lpg=PA883&dq=transit+of+earth+arthur+c+clarke&source=bl&ots=9w_bPx3jMZ&sig=j1F1StnfZtpoz2cKHckGYQJMgl4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9Z5GUeL5INem4AOGjIGQBA&ved=0CG4Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=transit%20of%20earth%20arthur%20c%20clarke&f=false


44 posted on 03/17/2013 10:05:57 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: LibWhacker

This reminds me of the woman who won Prot’s writing contest and went to K-Pax.


45 posted on 03/17/2013 10:08:07 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve actually read articles suggesting to send seniors. Their libido isn’t as problematic, and they aren’t at the same risk/consequences of radiation.

They can start the process of colonization of Mars. Objectively, it does make a fair bit of sense.


46 posted on 03/17/2013 10:08:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: dalereed
Interesting question. How would they pay us? Since the cost of getting supplies there would be astronomical (hehe), you'd probably be on strict rations and hungry all the time. SSN payments might come in the form of a few extra packets of freeze-dried peas every month, rather than a check or dollars, which you could then barter away for cigarettes, say??? I don't know, if life is going to be too spartan, they'll really have trouble getting volunteers, even old ones like me.
47 posted on 03/17/2013 10:08:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

They can trade my check for a couple of 30 year old dollies and a case of viagra!


48 posted on 03/17/2013 10:11:27 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: frankenMonkey

The knowledge exists but the machinery/equipment does not thus the technology doesn’t really exist. We know “how” in principle except the weather on Mars is more inhospitable than Earth but we haven’t designed or built a way to do it.


49 posted on 03/17/2013 10:12:22 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: LibWhacker

Sure, I’ll only be near 50. I’ll go in a heart beat. But I want some input into how I’ll live and what I’ll do when I get there.

It’s entirely possible to build cities underground on Mars. There are also places that wind and solar should be easier to generate in the canyon. Also, it will be possible to process Martian soil for fuel and products like glass. The soil will need terraforming, but bio-dome farms should be possible fairly quickly.

I don’t mind being a pioneer as long as I’m being a pioneer and not someone elses scientific sociology experiment.


50 posted on 03/17/2013 10:13:25 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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