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(Mother Nature Network)   You have less than a week to submit your application for a chance to be on board the first one-way manned mission to Mars   (mnn.com) divider line 42
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2013-08-26 02:03:59 PM  
But you have a lifetime to regret it.
 
2013-08-26 02:04:34 PM  
"The first?" You mean there will be more than one one-way mission to Mars?
 
2013-08-26 02:05:15 PM  
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-26 02:13:31 PM  
History books are great and all, but I like hanging around my little munchkin.
 
2013-08-26 02:14:08 PM  
The group running it just isn't credible.... They don't address any of the tech hurdles, or where they will get the funding. Sounds like they are just getting a bunch of gullible fools for a reality TV show based on tricking into thinking they are competing for a spot on the Mars Mission.
 
2013-08-26 02:17:21 PM  
I would absolutely be on board to go. How many slots are there for some asshole without a degree?

/to bad its just some crummy reality show scam.
 
2013-08-26 02:18:46 PM  
Can we volunteer on behalf of someone else?
 
2013-08-26 02:20:41 PM  

new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.


By lifetime; I assume you ment to say " until the first planetwide sand storm destroys all of the solar panels".
 
2013-08-26 02:26:56 PM  

iheartscotch: new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.

By lifetime; I assume you ment to say " until the first planetwide sand storm destroys all of the solar panels".


I never said it'd be a long lifetime!
 
2013-08-26 02:27:14 PM  
This would be a great way to get rid of stupid people. And when we finally have the tech to reach Mars safely we can go collect the bodies and use them for fertilizer.
 
2013-08-26 02:29:44 PM  
www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-08-26 02:30:56 PM  
 "The most applications - 37,852 - come from the United States, which represents about 23 percent of submissions, "

College loans catching up to them?  Because they want to?  The economy stinks and it's not going to get better?  Three hots and a cot with out the trial and subsequent sodomy?
Methink's it's not so much going to as getting away from that's the issue here.
Knowhutahmean?
 
2013-08-26 02:32:27 PM  
What's the name of the ship ?   The B-ARK ???
 
2013-08-26 02:33:54 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: This would be a great way to get rid of stupid people. And when we finally have the tech to reach Mars safely we can go collect the bodies and use them for fertilizer.


And then we all die of a plague carried on un-sanitized telephones.
 
2013-08-26 02:40:09 PM  

Witty_Retort: J. Frank Parnell: This would be a great way to get rid of stupid people. And when we finally have the tech to reach Mars safely we can go collect the bodies and use them for fertilizer.

And then we all die of a plague carried on un-sanitized telephones.


I'm more worried about the water underneath being contaminated.

/Obscure?
 
2013-08-26 02:41:07 PM  
Is internet porn surfing a needed skill?
Then I'm golden.
 
2013-08-26 02:42:22 PM  
And behind the scenes are some very well connected people who [redacted from teabagger nationals reading this via the virus on their computer] and it will be awesome.
 
2013-08-26 02:50:57 PM  
Good News: Subby your name is already on it,
Bad News: So is my mother in law.
 
2013-08-26 02:50:59 PM  
My advice; pull the plug on AMEE before you land.

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2013-08-26 02:53:01 PM  
Hey if the shoe fits... (or hand, in this case).

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-26 03:18:25 PM  
Application fees? Merchandise opportunities? "Donate here" buttons.

We need a revival of The Music Man to bring the concept of this type of scam to everyone's attention.
 
2013-08-26 03:39:09 PM  

iheartscotch: new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.

By lifetime; I assume you ment to say " until the first planetwide sand storm destroys all of the solar panels".


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-26 03:43:15 PM  

new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.


If I remember correctly they were looking at four flights.
 
2013-08-26 03:43:50 PM  
Quoted the wrong guy sorry.
 
2013-08-26 03:44:46 PM  
Prisoner 849 reporting for duty

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2013-08-26 03:52:25 PM  

Monty845: The group running it just isn't credible.... They don't address any of the tech hurdles, or where they will get the funding. Sounds like they are just getting a bunch of gullible fools for a reality TV show based on tricking into thinking they are competing for a spot on the Mars Mission.


Bingo.  This is some start-up which hasn't even demonstrated manned orbital launch capability, much less the mountain of technical issues with getting a freaking colony to Mars, even if one-way.

It's a scam, an early 21st century version of when airlines sold tickets to the moon in the '60's.

If they show they have anything approaching the funding, technical ability and actual initiative to make this work, then it would be worth at least paying attention to.
 
2013-08-26 03:52:36 PM  
The people you'd want to volunteer for this sort of thing never do. Trump. Limbaugh. Paris Hilton. Fred Phelps.
 
2013-08-26 03:59:34 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.

If I remember correctly they were looking at four flights.


So the people on the first flight will likely be the Martian equivalent of Roanoke?
 
2013-08-26 04:01:27 PM  
Only if I can take beer and smokes.  That'll be a boring ass trip about six days in.
 
2013-08-26 04:11:01 PM  

teylix: Witty_Retort: J. Frank Parnell: This would be a great way to get rid of stupid people. And when we finally have the tech to reach Mars safely we can go collect the bodies and use them for fertilizer.

And then we all die of a plague carried on un-sanitized telephones.

I'm more worried about the water underneath being contaminated.

/Obscure?

t0.gstatic.com

/don't let it touch you
 
2013-08-26 04:16:17 PM  

Silverstaff: Monty845: The group running it just isn't credible.... They don't address any of the tech hurdles, or where they will get the funding. Sounds like they are just getting a bunch of gullible fools for a reality TV show based on tricking into thinking they are competing for a spot on the Mars Mission.

Bingo.  This is some start-up which hasn't even demonstrated manned orbital launch capability, much less the mountain of technical issues with getting a freaking colony to Mars, even if one-way.

It's a scam, an early 21st century version of when airlines sold tickets to the moon in the '60's.

If they show they have anything approaching the funding, technical ability and actual initiative to make this work, then it would be worth at least paying attention to.


I think you're both being overly critical. Just because they're glorified reality show producers doesn't mean they don't have the required expertise to get two people safely to Mars. I mean it's not like it's rocket sci...

Nevermind.
 
2013-08-26 04:22:42 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.

If I remember correctly they were looking at four flights.


There. are. four . flights!!!
 
2013-08-26 04:43:00 PM  
95% of applicants wouldn't have the guts to actually go through with it, no doubt.
 
2013-08-26 04:49:35 PM  
Odd Bird:   My advice; pull the plug on AMEE before you land.


I love the utterly idiotic premise of that flick.  You're sending a scientific expedition to a dead planet (well, other than some algae being grown on there) and of course, they need a military robot who still has programming capable of killing every single  member of the expedition.

Almost every AI type movie exists in a parallel universe where no one ever saw any sci-fi flicks and they are hitting their forehead in utter shock when the robot/computer starts killing everyone.
 
2013-08-26 04:56:53 PM  
Max height 190 cm.


I'm 204 cm...


/there goes that dream
 
2013-08-26 05:14:30 PM  
Do they have a plan in place for resupply missions? Are they prepared to bring these people home in the event it doesn't work out? Can they guarantee their funding won't dry up? No?

Have fun stormin' the castle!
 
2013-08-26 05:26:50 PM  
That would be totally awesome. Can I do it at 80?

After all, you'd bring me back to life, right?

I'll make that MASSIVE bet after 80. Otherwise, no thanks.
 
2013-08-26 05:28:43 PM  
So, the first manned mission to Mars is going to be up to a public vote???  So the first people going to Mars won't be picked because they're the best or most qualified, they're the ones able to get the votes?  This is going to be a Mars mission filled with clueless hotties who will manage to crash into Venus.

/not saying it's a bad thing
//has to be the most creative way to get rid of attention whores
 
2013-08-26 05:37:04 PM  

markfara: Can we volunteer on behalf of someone else?


This would be a hit. Let's vote on who has to go and bump this mission up to 2014.
 
2013-08-26 06:27:12 PM  
Ermah Gerd.

Send Mylie Cyrus.

That way EVERYONE will have to pay attention to her!!!!
 
2013-08-26 06:48:43 PM  
The first people we send to Mars should be expendable. You know, those we could do without.

Send the Biebs. And Snooki.
 
2013-08-26 11:13:48 PM  

olapbill: ArcadianRefugee: new_york_monty: But you have a lifetime to regret it.

If I remember correctly they were looking at four flights.

There. are. four . flights!!!


Gods, I hope not. This place sucks.
 
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