Skip to comments.Space Cadets line up for one-way Mars trip
Posted on 09/09/2013 4:39:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonize the inhospitable red planet said Monday.
Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch engineer and entrepreneur, plans to establish a permanent base on Mars in a mission he hopes will take off in 2022 if he can find the necessary $6 billion.
One in four of the 202,586 applicants for the one-way trip are Americans, said Mars One, the non-profit group which initiated its hunt for "would-be Mars settlers" in April.
There are also hopefuls from India (10 percent), China (six percent) and Brazil (five percent), among other countries, it said.
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Can we nominate other people to make the trip?
God help the Martians.
I think I saw the actual film of this in the closing scenes of CEOT3K.
Obama (both), Clinton, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi, McCain, Graham, Boxer, Feinstein, Sharpton, Jackson, Waters, Jackson-Lee, Weiner, Rangel, Menendez, Bloomberg, Christie, Hoyer, Levin and all the other RINOS.
I’ll go if the 1990 version of Sharon Stone will be there.
That’s a good start...
What happens when they run out of TP?
“What happens when they run out of TP?”
The one planet that will be 100 percent populated with suicidal maniacs. Don’t worry about toilet paper. They will all be terminally constipated.
I want to go & start a planet based on our principals; & get off of this rock & go explore. Since we can no longer do it here any more!
They won’t return — but, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll die early. It’s really not a lot different from getting on the Mayflower, for a one-way trip to the New World.
I made that argument to a friend today and he replied “Yeah, except for the food, water, and air thing.” Well, yeah, I sez, but at least there won’t be any hostile natives trying to stick pointy things into yer epidermis. “How do you know?” he asked. Hmm...
“Its really not a lot different from getting on the Mayflower, for a one-way trip to the New World.”
Mars is not quite like the “New World”. One can not go out and smell the roses, or do anything else for that matter.
“All this for a damn flag?”
Only Cannibals may apply , LOL
This would make an interesting reality TV series.
Gee, they all died? Pity. Launch the next load.