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2013-12-11 09:19:19 AM
They can get you there, but not back, so it's essentially a suicide mission. If I didn't have family depending on me, I'd totally go. Would love to do it, even knowing I would die there. And the first few groups won't be dying of old age, either.
 
2013-12-11 09:23:30 AM
Hell to the no.  Let me know how it goes.
 
2013-12-11 09:33:41 AM
Nah. If there was a return trip maybe but not if I would be stuck there.
 
2013-12-11 09:33:47 AM
Can I volunteer a few people? I can think of a few people that this world would be better off without.
 
2013-12-11 09:35:10 AM
Fcuck no. I'd get too homesick.
 
2013-12-11 09:40:46 AM
I'll go, but only if I can take my best friend QA with me.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-11 09:41:07 AM
Yes, it's not like I'm going to live forever anyway.
 
2013-12-11 09:45:39 AM

the_rev: Fcuck no. I'd get too homesick.


This. Plus, it's no kind of place to raise the kids.
 
2013-12-11 09:46:18 AM

Slaxl: I'll go, but only if I can take my best friend QA with me.


You just want to hear how ridiculous it is to be spending so much money to send people into space for the whole trip, don't you?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-11 09:47:09 AM

rotsky: the_rev: Fcuck no. I'd get too homesick.

This. Plus, it's no kind of place to raise the kids.


I heard it's cold as hell, too.
 
2013-12-11 09:51:44 AM
No...and I want to go to Mars. But this idea is just plain stupid.
 
2013-12-11 09:53:51 AM

vpb: rotsky: the_rev: Fcuck no. I'd get too homesick.

This. Plus, it's no kind of place to raise the kids.

I heard it's cold as hell, too.


ROCKET MANNNNN, BURNING UP THIS USELESS TELEPHONE
 
2013-12-11 09:54:37 AM
I'm in.

I'd bring along a couple of 3D printers to make food and a return vehicle.
 
2013-12-11 09:57:29 AM
We can't even put man into the ballistic flight Alan Shepard took in '61 (let alone LEO or escape velocity*. You might as well ask if people would sign up for NASA to turn them into unicorns.

* and won't do this one within your child's lifetime.
 
2013-12-11 09:58:11 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Slaxl: I'll go, but only if I can take my best friend QA with me.

You just want to hear how ridiculous it is to be spending so much money to send people into space for the whole trip, don't you?


No, I want to be remembered as an hero who selflessy sacrificed himself to save the world from him bringing everyone down.
 
2013-12-11 09:58:19 AM
No. Farking. Way.

Space sucks.

Mars has to suck at least twice as bad.
 
2013-12-11 09:59:47 AM

OnlyM3: We can't even put man into the ballistic flight Alan Shepard took in '61


What's this "we" crap?  It's all going private enterprise.  Falcon X, baby.
 
2013-12-11 10:02:53 AM
2025 eh? I'd be 62. A little young for a one way. I think I'd prefer to wait for the second trip and bring back the lone surviving offspring of the first mission.
 
2013-12-11 10:08:35 AM

OnlyM3: We can't even put man into the ballistic flight Alan Shepard took in '61 (let alone LEO or escape velocity*. You might as well ask if people would sign up for NASA to turn them into unicorns.

* and won't do this one within your child's lifetime.


ok...now that is just wrong.
 
2013-12-11 10:14:45 AM
Why not?  I'd take a huge stash of Mars Bars with me so I could eat Mars while I die on Mars. Take pics and send em back to earf.  Big sponsorship contract could take care of my family forever.
mrsjanuary.com
/Mars
 
2013-12-11 10:36:45 AM
In a heartbeat, if they'd take me.
 
2013-12-11 10:42:28 AM
Only if I can go to a club there with Bennie and fondle a woman with 3 boobies.
 
2013-12-11 10:44:35 AM
Have they validated those registrations? I'll bet at least half of them are 9 year olds signing up their little brothers.
 
2013-12-11 11:33:20 AM
Maybe

I dunno

Those who are on the frontier of the wild tend to die early. However without those deaths humanity cannot progress.
 
2013-12-11 11:39:08 AM
Finally! A way to reduce the prison population.

We should name the ship Rama.
 
2013-12-11 11:39:12 AM
I would if given a chance, however I would much rather choose celebrities who I think should be sent there first.
 
2013-12-11 11:47:28 AM
Would I go?

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I do find the project utterly fascinating though, but in a really dark way.

The thing I can't wrap my head around is the planning. Holy f*cking sh*t, they have to plan for everything and they know these people are going to die there, but perhaps, they will be successful and raise offspring, who knows.

I wonder what the psychological profiling must be like. You need a cohesive team that is not going to crack under pressure or stress. A bunch of randoms from the general population? Wow. You're going to need significant screening.

I mean just imagine getting on that spacecraft knowing that the other people on board with you will be around you, in very close quarters, for the rest of your life. On top of that, you have absolutely no idea how long you'll survive on Mars.

That's a lot of stress on a person and you haven't even left yet.
 
2013-12-11 11:50:26 AM
If it were a realistic, scientific mission - yes.  This isn't.  This is a reality show.  They won't be picking the best-qualified: they'll be picking people for popularity, looks, and probably to cause some tension to make it interesting.

Call me when NASA or SpaceX starts asking for volunteers.
 
2013-12-11 11:52:09 AM

obenchainr: If it were a realistic, scientific mission - yes.  This isn't.  This is a reality show.  They won't be picking the best-qualified: they'll be picking people for popularity, looks, and probably to cause some tension to make it interesting.

Call me when NASA or SpaceX starts asking for volunteers.


Yes, but we'll all get what we really want. The people on a reality TV show to die.
 
2013-12-11 11:56:11 AM

Rev.K: That's a lot of stress on a person and you haven't even left yet


And the rest of your life you're going to breathe canned air, drink canned water, eat canned food, and be stuck inside a sealed capsule no larger than an A380.
 
2013-12-11 11:57:29 AM
Yes but two caviates my family gets my life insurance payout with liftoff and there is sufficient planing and material to have a go at permanant habitation (I do not need a 100% guarantee but if it is just 3 airtanks and some MREs heeellll no.)
 
2013-12-11 11:58:28 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Rev.K: That's a lot of stress on a person and you haven't even left yet

And the rest of your life you're going to breathe canned air, drink canned water, eat canned food, and be stuck inside a sealed capsule no larger than an A380.


How it that different than drinking water that has passed through a dinosaur?
 
2013-12-11 12:05:23 PM

Marcus Aurelius: And the rest of your life you're going to breathe canned air, drink canned water, eat canned food, and be stuck inside a sealed capsule no larger than an A380.


They have The Olive Garden on Mars?
 
2013-12-11 12:22:29 PM
Will Blizzard be installing a self-administering private-instanced World of Warcraft server accessible from the ship? If so, I'm totally there.
 
2013-12-11 12:49:42 PM

Jekylman: Will Blizzard be installing a self-administering private-instanced World of Warcraft server accessible from the ship? If so, I'm totally there.


If you thought the wait time for GM was bad on North American servers...
 
2013-12-11 01:44:26 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: 2025 eh? I'd be 62. A little young for a one way. I think I'd prefer to wait for the second trip and bring back the lone surviving offspring of the first mission.


I grok what you did there...
 
2013-12-11 02:09:48 PM
I'm going to wait till the beta testing of Mars is over.
 
2013-12-11 02:12:32 PM
Sounds too crowded.
 
2013-12-11 02:37:24 PM

slapmastered: I grok what you did there...


It took long enough! I was beginning to get concerned about Fark.
 
2013-12-11 02:48:13 PM
Why?  Is our planet going to be eaten by a mutant star goat?
 
2013-12-11 03:01:53 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: slapmastered: I grok what you did there...

It took long enough! I was beginning to get concerned about Fark.


Well, in fairness, this is on a rather undervisited tab...
 
2013-12-11 03:05:50 PM

slapmastered: Well, in fairness, this is on a rather undervisited tab...


Ah...just now seeing where it went. Fair 'nuff.
 
2013-12-11 04:06:05 PM
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2013-12-11 08:07:00 PM
Nope. Too cold, no motorcycles, and I like the outdoors too much.

That being said, we have the technology to send men to mars. Hell, we have the technology to build generation ships and send them out at significant fractions of the speed of light. The technology all exists, all we need is a government to throw shiattons of money at it, and we could see those ships in our lifetime. But unless there's a driving reason behind it, we won't until it makes good business sense.

Charles.
 
2013-12-11 08:20:31 PM
I signed up my ex.
 
2013-12-12 04:34:02 AM
Shh.  The people signing up for this trip are hairdressers, lawyers, middle managers, telephone sanitizers, and so on.
 
2013-12-12 07:04:20 AM

the_rev: vpb: rotsky: the_rev: Fcuck no. I'd get too homesick.

This. Plus, it's no kind of place to raise the kids.

I heard it's cold as hell, too.

ROCKET MANNNNN, BURNING UP THIS USELESS TELEPHONE


Now I remember what it was like before (readily accessible) internet. Twenty years of trying to figure out what the hell he was saying.

Don't get me started on "Yellow Brick Road".
 
2013-12-12 10:42:22 AM
I think there are a lot of people who already live in large waterless dustbowls who are already accustomed to this kind of living, and the planet might be better off without. Perhaps we should ask them if they would like to go.

or just send everyone with a life sentence or is on death row. less mouths to feed.
 
2013-12-12 01:46:51 PM

aerojockey: Shh.  The people signing up for this trip are hairdressers, lawyers, middle managers, telephone sanitizers, and so on.


*shakes impotent fist of rage*
 
2013-12-12 02:07:43 PM

OgreMagi: I signed up my ex.


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