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One-Way Mars Colony Project to Simulate Red Planet on Earth
Yahoo ^ | 3-31-14 | Megan Gannon

Posted on 04/01/2014 9:53:43 AM PDT by kingattax

A audacious project to send volunteers on a one-way colony trip to Mars is drawing up plans for simulation outposts on Earth to give potential Red Planet settlers a taste of Martian life.

Mars One announced their plans for mock Martian colonies Thursday (March 27), though the nonprofit hasn't picked a location for the first simulator yet.

"We are very eager to get started constructing actual hardware for our mission that is important for training future Mars One crews and preparing them for their life on Mars," Bas Lansdorp, co-founder of Mars One, said in a statement. "We are going from theory to practice." [Photos: How Mars One Wants to Colonize the Red Planet]

Lansdorp hopes to put astronaut bootprints on the Red Planet by 2025. But the first Mars One colonists won't be coming back to Earth. Instead they'll live out their days in a thick-walled habitat, protected against harmful solar particles and cosmic rays, donning spacesuits to go outside in a place that lacks a breathable atmosphere. The mock habitats would attempt to recreate those isolated conditions, though at first, they won't

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"A audacious project......"

shouldn't that be AN audacious ?

either bad editing or that's "common core"..... i'm not sure which.

anyway, i'm sure we all know some great space cadets we could send to Mars on this project.

1 posted on 04/01/2014 9:53:43 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Try Detroit.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: kingattax

Didn’t we already do the self-contained habitat to simulate space thing in the 1980’s?


3 posted on 04/01/2014 9:56:15 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: kingattax
RE :”Lansdorp hopes to put astronaut bootprints on the Red Planet by 2025. But the first Mars One colonists won't be coming back to Earth. Instead they'll live out their days in a thick-walled habitat, protected against harmful solar particles and cosmic rays, donning spacesuits to go outside in a place that lacks a breathable atmosphere.”

April Fool's First ??

4 posted on 04/01/2014 9:59:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: DBrow

Yeah, Biosphere... they were crappy tippers when I delivered pizzas there.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 10:00:01 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kingattax
The one-way Mars project will last about one week after the first folks on Mars get over their amazement - and realize they're stuck in tiny prisons on a lethal wasteland.

The good news is that their pleas for rescue may spur quicker development of a Mars-return capability.

6 posted on 04/01/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: kingattax

Can’t they just use the studio they created to film the fake moon landings?


7 posted on 04/01/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: kingattax

How are they going to simulate 1/2 earth gravity?


8 posted on 04/01/2014 10:03:03 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Tijeras_Slim

lolz


9 posted on 04/01/2014 10:03:28 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Biodome..................


10 posted on 04/01/2014 10:04:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Veggie Todd

“Can’t they just use the studio they created to film the fake moon landings?”

Sure, just switch the grey dust for ochre and have the actors bounce less. Plus fake in a sky color, Mars has some color in its sky.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: AU72

Helium pills.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 10:05:50 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: kingattax

One-Way Ticket to Mars Colony Project to Send Obama to Mars


13 posted on 04/01/2014 10:12:50 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: kingattax

“Lansdorp hopes to put astronaut bootprints on the Red Planet by 2025.”

Nice try Lansdorp, surely Armstrong made boot prints when he planted the flag on Mars the very honorable and intelligent Rep.(D, real big D) Lee inquired about.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 10:17:07 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: kingattax
Red Planet settlers a taste of Martian life...

Populating a Red Planet sounds positive to me, especially if it has 2 Senators and some House members.

Finally, the color of 'Red' coming in handy! Of course, not the Enemedia will want to switch back that Red/Blue thing.

15 posted on 04/01/2014 10:17:29 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: AU72
"How are they going to simulate 1/2 earth gravity?"

Gravity boots of course.

16 posted on 04/01/2014 10:43:48 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: kingattax
One way trip to another planet?

I have a couple of volunteers.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 10:46:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: mosaicwolf

Extra foamy and springy boots.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 10:46:49 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: kingattax

Once they become the first humans to land on and explore Mars I hope the Chinese will release pictures of the place.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: kingattax

Until we embrace new rocket technology (and a manned space program), the only astronauts who will be landing on Mars are dead ones.


20 posted on 04/01/2014 11:59:38 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DBrow
Sure, just switch the grey dust for ochre and have the actors bounce less. Plus fake in a sky color, Mars has some color in its sky

Nah, they can just use some filtered camera lenses. No need to change the dust...

21 posted on 04/01/2014 12:05:46 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: DBrow
Sure, just switch the grey dust for ochre and have the actors bounce less. Plus fake in a sky color, Mars has some color in its sky

Nah, they can just use some filtered camera lenses. No need to change the dust...

22 posted on 04/01/2014 12:10:52 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: kingattax

Wasn’t the first moon landing really a movie set in AZ or where ever? (Attempt at humor.)


23 posted on 04/01/2014 12:17:35 PM PDT by grania
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To: Red Badger
Biodome..................>

My thinking, too.

24 posted on 04/01/2014 12:20:35 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: grania

“Wasn’t the first moon landing really a movie set in AZ or where ever?”

They made the first Mars landing into a movie, Capricorn 1. I think it starred OJ.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 12:23:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Smokin' Joe; Red Badger

http://gizmodo.com/the-controversial-story-of-a-real-life-biodome-in-the-a-511412851/all


26 posted on 04/01/2014 12:27:09 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: kingattax

Send all Liberal DamnoRATS.


27 posted on 04/01/2014 1:01:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Veggie Todd
Can’t they just use the studio they created to film the fake moon landings?

No they can't. It was refitted and currently being used to fake a presidency.

28 posted on 04/01/2014 2:06:53 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

29 posted on 04/01/2014 2:10:05 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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