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Mars hopefuls ponder life without families, favorite foods
whas11.com ^ | May 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM | Elizabeth Landau

Posted on 05/16/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin

All of the remaining candidates will be interviewed by the Mars One selection committee.

Eventually, only four will be picked for the first trip. Apparently, none of them is scared off by the idea that, because of technological and financial limitations, Mars One astronauts would probably never come home.

She could be on a one-way trip to Mars A one-way ticket to Mars

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A reality TV concept is one way Mars One may make good on its $6 billion budget for getting the first four humans to Mars. Lansdorp hopes the unprecedented video opportunities will attract sponsors, partners and media coverage.

But since no one has ever been to Mars, the technology to fly people there and keep them alive has not been tested there, either. Lansdorp said last year that "no new inventions are needed to land humans on Mars," and the website says the "plan is built upon existing technologies available from proven suppliers." But the company will need to show that key systems involved in transportation and life support will work in untraversed territories.

Mars One announced in March that it will soon begin constructing the first of its "simulation outposts" to train selected astronauts and teams, giving them experience in an environment made to feel like a Martian home.

Zucker, 46, an emergency medicine physician in Washington, is doubtful that Mars One will deliver on the trip ... But if it does happen, she is on board. "There's no question."

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Dan Carey, 52, another candidate, believes humans should be spreading to other planets -- but his wife is not happy about Carey taking part in the mission. The couple, married 28 years, has two college-age children.

"She's concerned that she's going to have to watch me die on television," Carey said of his wife.

(Excerpt) Read more at whas11.com ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: mars; marsone

1 posted on 05/16/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

>>Mars hopefuls ponder life without families, favorite foods<<

Narrow the selection to Technology Consultants. No pondering needed.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 3:22:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: BenLurkin; All
bad Engrelish! ..grammar police needed.

3 posted on 05/16/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: BenLurkin

IF they make it to Mars alive, they will be dead soon after the first supply mission fails to arrive because no one can afford to resupply them at $1 million per pound.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 3:25:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BenLurkin
Man it with bi-sexuals and everyone will be happy........

That was bad, I don't even know why I said that........

5 posted on 05/16/2014 3:25:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
They'll have to draw straws to see who gets eaten first.

That should drive up ratings.

6 posted on 05/16/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Actually... No one would be happy. They would get pissy with each other on the trip there making all of them demand to return home.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 3:28:47 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: BenLurkin

Mars hopefuls ponder life without liberal policies and liberalism....

and imemdiatly start building the rocket themselves...


8 posted on 05/16/2014 3:28:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t think they’ll ever go and if they ever do they won’t get to report what’s really there.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BenLurkin

Mars. Think of Antarctica on a bad night without oxygen and 38% the gravity.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 3:31:47 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I will go if they let me be President of Mars for Life.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 3:32:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin
A reality TV concept is one way Mars One may make good on its $6 billion budget

Naked and Afraid on Mars!

Give them a machete and a fire starter and let them fend for themselves.

12 posted on 05/16/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: BenLurkin

Mars ain’t the kind of place, to raise your kids.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 3:34:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freedumb2003

send single people, duh, or couples


14 posted on 05/16/2014 3:36:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin
The United Arab Emirates' religious watchdog, the General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments, recently issued a fatwa to warn Muslims against the mission because "the chances of dying are higher than living."

LMAO!!!

Since when did Islam care more about life than death?

15 posted on 05/16/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Send a whole family of illegal immigrants

“Don’t make me turn around, Juan!”


16 posted on 05/16/2014 3:37:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

They might do better to ponder life without breathable air.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 3:38:08 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: BenLurkin

Tune in to see who is first to be voted off the planet.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Jack Hammer

It will come with a huge inflatable greenhouse to grow vegetables right? Hopefully one can grow vegetables there.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 3:44:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AU72

That would be TV Worth Watching.... someone strapped to a rocket


20 posted on 05/16/2014 3:45:20 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin
Why go there? There is NOTHING there for any human to use. It's a dry, arid, empty place... much like the brains of many people I am acquainted with.

Dr. 46 years old is TOO OLD to go. She knows that.

21 posted on 05/16/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: GeronL

>>send single people, duh, or couples<<

Single people, if of both sexes will become couples via coupling or recoupling.

Sending a married team could be great or it could end up with someone out the air lock.

In space, no one can hear you scream “I want a divorce!”


22 posted on 05/16/2014 4:13:48 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

lol


23 posted on 05/16/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dfwgator

>>Mars ain’t the kind of place, to raise your kids.<<

In fact, it is as cold as hell...


24 posted on 05/16/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: BenLurkin

They all look like they are or could be lefties with Star Trek fantasies. Load ‘em up and shoot ‘em into the great beyond.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 4:31:01 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.
Eventually, only four will be picked for the first trip... A reality TV concept is one way Mars One may make good on its $6 billion budget for getting the first four humans to Mars. Lansdorp hopes the unprecedented video opportunities will attract sponsors, partners and media coverage.

26 posted on 05/16/2014 4:52:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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27 posted on 05/16/2014 4:52:37 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SunkenCiv

There should be a Mars Olympics to choose the 4 winners, a physical test then a trivia game show... maybe it could get some good ratings.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 4:53:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids

Bluegrass version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdAyO1_0noM


29 posted on 05/16/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

Nice!


30 posted on 05/16/2014 5:19:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Wouldn’t is be, bisexual it with a bisexual crew?


31 posted on 05/16/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin

How can we know if they are Liberals... let’s send them all there. Starting with the Obamas, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 5:47:40 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: All

“I hate Mars.”

first Martian hate crime.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 6:08:55 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Trust me, they are already there!


34 posted on 05/16/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Maybe Mars should be the ‘new Australia'...
35 posted on 05/17/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: BenLurkin

First send some SUVs to generate CO2, then send up some plant seeds and miracle-gro.


36 posted on 05/17/2014 8:08:28 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.
The gravity of Mars is not sufficient to hold a 'light' atmosphere, so Mars needs water since water vapor is the heavier of the atmospheric gases, much more so than CO2. Find a few asteroids and/or comets of size which are mostly water and direct them to the Martian surface ... that's if there are no living creatures on Mars. There is a Moon of Saturn or Jupiter (IIRC) that is a water orb, so bust a few trillion gallons off that orb and take them to Mars.
37 posted on 05/17/2014 8:18:19 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: AppyPappy

GREAT MUSIC! Made my Saturday!


38 posted on 05/17/2014 8:22:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: MHGinTN

Time to end gravity inequality.


39 posted on 05/17/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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