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(CBC)   If you've ever wanted to die on Mars, here's your chance   (cbc.ca) divider line 194
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2013-03-17 11:00:32 AM  
"The technology to bring humans from Mars back to Earth simply does not exist yet."

...Yeah it does.  Maybe you meant to say it isn't cost effective?  Or maybe you'd like to explain how we can leave Earth and land on another planet, yet can't seem to leave Mars and land on another planet...

Also, I'd like to volunteer!  I hate this planet and everyone on it.
 
2013-03-17 11:04:03 AM  
I'd rather die on my feetMars than live on my knees Earth.
 
2013-03-17 11:14:25 AM  
I am so applying to this.  I probably will still be too fat when they get to the actual selection process, but I'll apply.
 
2013-03-17 12:45:44 PM  

Honest Bender: Also, I'd like to volunteer! I hate this planet and everyone on it.


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

You may have some problems in the screening process.
 
2013-03-17 01:22:22 PM  
Die on top of (Veronica) Mars after crazy, ball-slapping sex? Sign me up.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-17 01:23:09 PM  
The story of my ideal Mars mission was told by Fredric Brown in his short story "Expedition."
 
2013-03-17 01:24:19 PM  
that's a lot of time to change your mind.
 
2013-03-17 01:40:18 PM  
They leave in 2022.  It takes x years to get to mars, then let's say they guarantee they will keep these people alive for ten years on Mars.  What are the odds we figure out a way to get them back by then?
 
2013-03-17 01:41:51 PM  
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Dowwwarghhhhhh! HA AAAAGHHH! Glarrrrrght! BLAGGGGHHHH! DOWAGHR!!
 
2013-03-17 01:50:17 PM  
Mars is no place to raise your kids.
 
2013-03-17 01:58:51 PM  

xanadian: Mars is no place to raise your kids.


neither is Jupiter
maybe we should 3D print a planet
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-17 02:28:45 PM  
If youre gonna die, die with your suit on...
 
2013-03-17 02:34:04 PM  
Me Me Me Me! Oh Pick MEEEEE!

It's my farking destiny.
 
2013-03-17 02:34:11 PM  
But Fu Manchu already promised me a trip.

Hi-Ho!
 
2013-03-17 02:34:18 PM  
chuckjones.com
 
2013-03-17 02:37:09 PM  

xanadian: Mars is no place to raise your kids.


Cold as hell. Then there's all the giant glam rock spiders.
 
2013-03-17 02:37:12 PM  

Honest Bender: ...Yeah it does.  Maybe you meant to say it isn't cost effective?  Or maybe you'd like to explain how we can leave Earth and land on another planet, yet can't seem to leave Mars and land on another planet...


Are you saying that Mars has a launching pad and more fuel for us?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-17 02:38:37 PM  
jack21221:

Are you saying that Mars has a launching pad and more fuel for us?

No silly.  You have to issue a contract to a martian aerospace firm to build that.
 
2013-03-17 02:39:42 PM  
Just don't drink the water.
 
2013-03-17 02:40:18 PM  
Never make it there. And even if you did miraculously manage to somehow, your brain would be so destroyed by radiation you'd just sit there staring at the sun and drooling until you starved to death.
 
2013-03-17 02:40:29 PM  

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

...Yeah it does.  Maybe you meant to say it isn't cost effective?  Or maybe you'd like to explain how we can leave Earth and land on another planet, yet can't seem to leave Mars and land on another planet...

Also, I'd like to volunteer!  I hate this planet and everyone on it.


Maybe you could be the doorway.

Or we could send some anti-space nutter.
 
2013-03-17 02:41:16 PM  

jack21221: Honest Bender: ...Yeah it does.  Maybe you meant to say it isn't cost effective?  Or maybe you'd like to explain how we can leave Earth and land on another planet, yet can't seem to leave Mars and land on another planet...

Are you saying that Mars has a launching pad and more fuel for us?


No, he meant to say it wasn't cost effective. As in, not cost effective to ship building materials, fuel condensers, construction equipment, technical facilities, spare parts, raw materials, etc. to Mars with the intent of shipping a dozen people back here, in a mission that has a very high chance of failure, given the lack of earth-side support, and the huge number of "unknown unknowns" involved in launching an interplanetary mission from another planet.

/and yes, Mars has fuel for us
 
2013-03-17 02:41:28 PM  
I actually want to do this. Fark this planet.
 
2013-03-17 02:41:39 PM  
Only way I'd do this would be if there was an over abundance of hot chicks, drugs, booze, and farking good bbq every day.
 
2013-03-17 02:41:42 PM  
why are people so keen to go to mars?  its a huge leap in technology and understanding not just in getting there but in building a sustainable habitat.  couldnt more things be learned by building something on the moon first?  that experience would be invaluable in a subsequent mars colony.
 
2013-03-17 02:43:32 PM  

jack21221: Honest Bender: ...Yeah it does.  Maybe you meant to say it isn't cost effective?  Or maybe you'd like to explain how we can leave Earth and land on another planet, yet can't seem to leave Mars and land on another planet...

Are you saying that Mars has a launching pad and more fuel for us?


Maybe ship the fuel?

If you can land people there, why not land gas can.
 
2013-03-17 02:43:50 PM  
One way trips to Mars,   Carnival Cruise looks interested though repeat business might be a problem, again.
 
2013-03-17 02:45:00 PM  
Death by chocolate bar overdose?  Difficult, but I can give it a go.
 
2013-03-17 02:45:48 PM  

bim1154: Only way I'd do this would be if there was an over abundance of hot chicks, drugs, booze, and farking good bbq every day.


Just so long as no one on board is trying to get 72 virgins....
 
2013-03-17 02:46:13 PM  
clothesonfilm.com

Yeah, this movie needs a sequel.
 
2013-03-17 02:47:12 PM  
Well I better get a lot of hot ass before I go then.  Should be the best pickup line ever!

/Then back out at the last minute and move to the south pacific.
 
2013-03-17 02:49:08 PM  
Can I bring my dogs?
 
2013-03-17 02:49:38 PM  

theguyyousaw: bim1154: Only way I'd do this would be if there was an over abundance of hot chicks, drugs, booze, and farking good bbq every day.

Just so long as no one on board is trying to get 72 virgins....


Virgins are over rated.  Too much crying and whining.  I want experience.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-17 02:51:22 PM  
You go for life and I'll go there too
We'll grow vegitables in our own poo
Distil our urine in a plastic shack
We're all dudes so don't turn your back
 
2013-03-17 02:51:47 PM  

SurelyShirley: Can I bring my dogs?


Only if they can blend in with the natives.

www.rankopedia.com
 
2013-03-17 02:53:33 PM  
I might do it, just one question. does it include internet?


//We have to wait to 2022?
 
2013-03-17 02:53:54 PM  
See you at the party, Richter!
 
2013-03-17 02:55:04 PM  

thisiszombocom: its a huge leap in technology and understanding not just in getting there but in building a sustainable habitat.


Yeah, what are they going to eat on Mars? Is the air breathable? Is there really drinkable water?

grinding_journalist: Mars has fuel for us


What fuel?
 
2013-03-17 02:55:08 PM  
Paging Elon Musk to the thread.
 
2013-03-17 02:56:21 PM  
Why haven't we tried to build a permenantly habitated base on the moon yet? It seems.like we could learn a lot about the potential struggles of a settlement on Mars, but for a lot less money, and with the potential to being people back is there is major problem at the base.
 
2013-03-17 02:56:40 PM  
I speak for all sane humans when I say that we should send all the libertarians.

Give them a whole planet, I say. Let them have their fantasy land there.
 
2013-03-17 02:57:53 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: xanadian: Mars is no place to raise your kids.

neither is Jupiter
maybe we should 3D print a planet


Why settle for a planet?

progoth.com
 
2013-03-17 02:58:36 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-17 02:59:16 PM  

mat catastrophe: I speak for all sane humans when I say that we should send all the libertarians.

Give them a whole planet, I say. Let them have their fantasy land there.


I say the same about the Space Nutters. I just want to make sure there's a reliable video link so I can watch them scream and cry and beg to come back to this "mud ball". I say we don't let them.
 
2013-03-17 02:59:48 PM  
Thank you, MagSeven!

Kuato lives!
 
2013-03-17 03:00:01 PM  
I'd apply.
 
2013-03-17 03:00:37 PM  
I'll do it.
 
m00
2013-03-17 03:02:14 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
m00
2013-03-17 03:03:25 PM  
seriously though, I'd go.
 
2013-03-17 03:06:31 PM  
Does Mars have a 2nd Amendment in it's Constituition?

What are the tax laws on Mars?

Is Mars a democracy or a dictatorship?

How much are property taxes on Mars?

Is the food good and inexpensive there?

These questions and many more need to be answered before I commit.
 
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