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(Globe and Mail)   Would you go to Mars on a 501 day round trip with your wife? Difficulty: Your wife, no showers, no toilet paper, drinking your own urine   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 115
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2013-02-28 03:52:37 PM  
I'd go. Mrs. Acefox1 and I have a pretty strong relationship. If we could both bring our laptops along I'm sure we'd do fine. Interplanetary web surfing might be tricky though.
 
2013-02-28 04:56:29 PM  
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2013-02-28 05:35:03 PM  

The Snow Dog: And he shouldn't try to pass it off as pure science; it's reality show science.


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What space travel turned into a reality show might look like.
 
2013-02-28 05:49:13 PM  
I'd go.  Wife wouldn't want to.

No reason it should take that long, though:  We could do the round trip in 4 months if we wanted to.
 
2013-02-28 06:04:24 PM  

Arthen: After that much time the skeletal and muscular adjustments due to low gravity would mean you wouldn't be able to come back to earth.  After half a year in orbit and four hours a day of heavy exercise the risk of heart attack, stroke and bone breakage is severe.


A little late to be adding a comment to this thread, but Valeri Polyakov would tend to disagree with this assessment after spending 437 days in orbit (all of them heart attack and bone breakage free).
 
2013-02-28 06:09:16 PM  
No.
 
2013-02-28 06:49:26 PM  
I'm gonna need some sticky back Velcro, bungee cords, perhaps some leather straps, duct tape and condoms. Can't have that semen gumming up the electronics.
 
2013-02-28 07:56:42 PM  
Let me bring Skyrim and we'll have no problems.
 
2013-02-28 09:46:02 PM  

doglover: The Snow Dog: They'll be a lot closer to home if something goes wrong and they can glean the same scientific knowledge that they could from a loop-the-Mars mission

You don't go to mars only for science. That's why NASA has fallen hard from grace in the budgets. The nerds just don't understand how normal people think.

This guy does. We want people to visit mars because we want to visit mars but cannot. No one cares about the science per se, but only as it relates to visiting other planets. Back in the day we got to the moon and people still talk about it. Why? That shiat's farkin' awesome. We're doing a lot more science on the ISS and nobody really cares until a space shuttle explodes? Why? R&D is boring.

Space tourism, if it could be cheapened, would bring in money that would make government budgets look like chump change because at the end of the day all people really care about is themselves. They want to go play golf on the moon. The insistence on mission efficiency is a bane to space research. The more boring the missions, the less people want to pay for them. This guy has the right idea. Get people excited about stuff, even if it's not much scientifically, it's much more important the masses are into it than we identify another silica crystal variety.


Don't get me wrong.

I'm not saying we shouldn't go to space for fun or for tourism. I'm saying that we should do it inbabresponsible fashion. The technologies to keep these people safe on their journey has not been developed yet. Yes, we have great experience with long stays on the space stations, but these are protected from radiation by the Van Allen belts.

What I'm saying is the science, hard science, to keep these people alive needs to be responsibly developed. If you shoot a happily married couple into space and they give up the space ghost: you're setting back the idea of space tourism. You remember the moon landing fondly and so do I. What if the first astronauts there died a horrible death on national TV? While great kindling for Fark threads, it would be bad for...

Come to think of it--Fark it! Let's light this candle! But can we do it with Lindsay Lohan and the Aurora, CO movie theater shooter?
 
2013-02-28 09:53:08 PM  

Flappyhead: Let me bring Skyrim and we'll have no problems.


Yes you will. It'll be pretty frustrating to get up there and find the only entertainment you brought is a game you can't play. You'd self-destruct within a week.
 
2013-03-01 12:43:43 AM  

doglover: You don't go to mars only for science. That's why NASA has fallen hard from grace in the budgets. The nerds just don't understand how normal people think.


Finally...somebody else gets it as well.
 
2013-03-01 12:59:11 AM  

The Snow Dog: doglover: The Snow Dog: They'll be a lot closer to home if something goes wrong and they can glean the same scientific knowledge that they could from a loop-the-Mars mission

You don't go to mars only for science. That's why NASA has fallen hard from grace in the budgets. The nerds just don't understand how normal people think.

This guy does. We want people to visit mars because we want to visit mars but cannot. No one cares about the science per se, but only as it relates to visiting other planets. Back in the day we got to the moon and people still talk about it. Why? That shiat's farkin' awesome. We're doing a lot more science on the ISS and nobody really cares until a space shuttle explodes? Why? R&D is boring.

Space tourism, if it could be cheapened, would bring in money that would make government budgets look like chump change because at the end of the day all people really care about is themselves. They want to go play golf on the moon. The insistence on mission efficiency is a bane to space research. The more boring the missions, the less people want to pay for them. This guy has the right idea. Get people excited about stuff, even if it's not much scientifically, it's much more important the masses are into it than we identify another silica crystal variety.

Don't get me wrong.

I'm not saying we shouldn't go to space for fun or for tourism. I'm saying that we should do it inbabresponsible fashion. The technologies to keep these people safe on their journey has not been developed yet. Yes, we have great experience with long stays on the space stations, but these are protected from radiation by the Van Allen belts.

What I'm saying is the science, hard science, to keep these people alive needs to be responsibly developed. If you shoot a happily married couple into space and they give up the space ghost: you're setting back the idea of space tourism. You remember the moon landing fondly and so do I. What if the first astronauts there died a horrible death ..


inbabresponsible

It's a cool word.


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2013-03-01 02:01:17 AM  
I'd go with her.  I just wouldn't come back with her.
 
2013-03-02 10:27:14 AM  

mr lawson: doglover: You don't go to mars only for science. That's why NASA has fallen hard from grace in the budgets. The nerds just don't understand how normal people think.

Finally...somebody else gets it as well.


One thing I've never understood...why not fund missions with a lottery? I'll bet half a billion people would but two-dollar tickets for a chance to go to the space station.
I asked my sister-in-law (a big muckety-muck NASA scientist) this question. She just laughed. But I still don't know why not.
 
2013-03-03 08:28:46 AM  
king of vegas * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-02-28 05:29:27 AM rubi_con_man: If you're going to colonize a planet you need 4 males ages 25-32 and 16 females aged 16-22 This part sounds like fun
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4 to 1 odds and stuck on another planet and I probably still wouldn't get laid.
 
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