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2022-07-06 5:52:41 PM  
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2022-07-06 7:02:37 PM  
I'm friends with a 99 yr old former neighbor and she hopes to see humans land on Mars in her lifetime!

A really cool lady who still has a fascination with life. Spends most of her time watching and listening to science shows.

She's tough so I think she's gonna make it. Love ya Minnie!
 
2022-07-06 7:23:43 PM  
 
2022-07-06 9:07:51 PM  

Ginnungagap42: Well, yeah.

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that right there
fark Elon Musk
 
2022-07-06 9:36:01 PM  
Yeah but when will Chud Musk and his Chud Incel fanbois get there?
 
2022-07-06 9:41:19 PM  
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2022-07-06 9:48:08 PM  
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2022-07-06 9:48:40 PM  

neongoats: Yeah but when will Chud Musk and his Chud Incel fanbois get there?


The real question is how soon can we send them there, and what steps can we take to make sure they don't come back?
 
2022-07-06 9:53:02 PM  

LurkerSupreme: neongoats: Yeah but when will Chud Musk and his Chud Incel fanbois get there?

The real question is how soon can we send them there, and what steps can we take to make sure they don't come back?


That's just it. Getting there is easy, returning, not so much
 
2022-07-06 9:57:04 PM  
 
2022-07-06 10:04:22 PM  
I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.
 
2022-07-06 10:14:46 PM  

cretinbob: LurkerSupreme: neongoats: Yeah but when will Chud Musk and his Chud Incel fanbois get there?

The real question is how soon can we send them there, and what steps can we take to make sure they don't come back?

That's just it. Getting there is easy, returning, not so much


Sounds perfect, so when do they leave? And by 'they,' I mean Musk and his irritating fanbois. Would next week work for them? Do they need help packing?
 
2022-07-06 10:20:05 PM  

Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.


Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?
 
2022-07-06 10:26:34 PM  
Chad on Mars - SNL
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2022-07-06 10:38:14 PM  
Humans might reach Mars.

Humanity will take a while longer.
 
2022-07-06 10:42:08 PM  
I hope all the wannabe space man billionaires get there. Rack em and stack em. Good bye you farkos
 
2022-07-06 10:45:54 PM  
Kremlin propaganda helped spread moon-landing hoax conspiracies among the stupid.

No human can survive the trek to mars, physically or mentally.
 
2022-07-06 10:47:26 PM  

baron von doodle: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?


Really they should build a retirement home and physical rehab center on the moon and ship folks off there.

The weaker gravity could help them get in shape a lot easier.
 
2022-07-06 10:50:07 PM  
I don't want to be a buzzkill, but maybe we should clean up our room instead of trying to run away from home.
 
2022-07-06 11:05:46 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Humans might reach Mars.

Humanity will take a while longer.


I think some could ,but they couldn't become astronauts. They'd be hearty, strong people of incredible moral and physical fiber, people who can handle isolation while still working as a team, and can put up with small places for the year plus needed.  The problem, those people are probably not exobiologists, physicists, physicians and psychologists we'd need on that mission for it to be worth it scientifically.

I'm personally much more interested in sending many more drones and robots to Mars for study, research and return of samples, while we put more money into making more livable spacecraft. We can't send people in a tin can toward Mars for 6 months each way. They need to be able to live. They need protection from radiation, a way to prevent wasting, a more human food source so they're not eating reconstituted junk the entire way, and some method of communication so they're not so alone.
 
2022-07-06 11:07:40 PM  

mistahtom: Kremlin propaganda helped spread moon-landing hoax conspiracies among the stupid.

No human can survive the trek to mars, physically or mentally.


?  Mentally won't be an issue- small space, long time, sure, but humans have survived voyages in far worse conditions than a modern space capsule.

Physically?  Sure, there will be radiation issues but they aren't going to be instantly fatal.  Might up the cancer risk quite a bit long term, but it's not like standing on Chernobyl's core
 
2022-07-06 11:18:17 PM  

baron von doodle: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?


First the moon, due to proximity to Earth, then Mercury, for its proximity to everything else, as counter intuitive as that sounds.
 
2022-07-06 11:21:41 PM  
The only way to survive on Mars would be in caves. If we're going to live in caves, might as well live in caves here on earth. Sorry, it doesn't make any sense.

If we are going into space, I think it would be better to attach ourselves to a bunch of asteroids endowed with resources we need and to carry those asteroids together with us wherever we go.
 
2022-07-06 11:24:39 PM  

saintstryfe: They'd be hearty, strong people of incredible moral and physical fiber, people who can handle isolation while still working as a team, and can put up with small places for the year plus needed.


Farkers, you say? Well why not
 
2022-07-06 11:25:30 PM  

saintstryfe: I'm personally much more interested in sending many more drones and robots to Mars for study


Also farkers
 
2022-07-06 11:27:09 PM  

saintstryfe: They need protection from radiation, a way to prevent washing


You're just making my point for me, here. Even if I've bastardized your post to reveal your true nature.
 
2022-07-06 11:28:38 PM  

saintstryfe: a more human food source


Tell me more about your dreams of cannibalism.

Seriously, we should catch up
 
2022-07-06 11:28:48 PM  

mistahtom: Kremlin propaganda helped spread moon-landing hoax conspiracies among the stupid.

No human can survive the trek to mars, physically or mentally.


I don't think we can blame the Kremlin that one. It was thoroughly spread long before they started spreading nonsense on social media. And as a Moon-landing conspiracy would require Russian cooperation, they probably don't want to push it that much anyways.  The biggest spreading of the nonsense was the Fox Network's show about it in 2001 and even then it was spreading nonsense that was around since the early 1970s.
 
2022-07-06 11:37:53 PM  
What is going to happen when Musk exhausts all topics that he uses to attention-whore?
 
2022-07-06 11:41:12 PM  

Befuddled: What is going to happen when Musk exhausts all topics that he uses to attention-whore?


Watch Tucker Carlson. There's always more to attention whore about.
 
2022-07-06 11:41:45 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: saintstryfe: a more human food source

Tell me more about your dreams of cannibalism.

Seriously, we should catch up


That's the hardest someone's tried to make fun of me here, and I appreciate the effort.
 
2022-07-06 11:50:03 PM  
"Without a common goal, humanity will fight itself"

While that might be true, why does this common goal always have to be some massive technological achievement? Why can't it be something like universal health care, universal basic income, all the challenges with climate change or hell, maybe just ending hunger. These should all be common goals and they'll cost a lot less than going to a dead planet.
 
2022-07-06 11:50:30 PM  

baron von doodle: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?


Well that can be complicated. The number one thing making the Moon easier is that it so "close" to Earth.  being days instead of mouths away is very important. But if you actually want a civilization as opposed to mere exploration then Mars has more gravity which will be important if only for health. The atmosphere while too thin and unbreathable still would provide protection. You also have a day/night cycle close to that of Earth.

Still, I've don't see how any Mars colony is economically viable. If something could be exported to Earth that can generate a lot of money, the Hell that is Mars will be overcome. But without exports capable of paying for stuff whether it be supplies or even entertainment, I don't see how it would be possible to have a successful colony even if Mars was not super hard to live on.

And if Mars has no exports, then any moving there will need to be paid in full before leaving Earth.

/Metals can be obtained far easier from asteroids than from Mars.
 
2022-07-06 11:53:36 PM  

saintstryfe: PartTimeBuddha: saintstryfe: a more human food source

Tell me more about your dreams of cannibalism.

Seriously, we should catch up

That's the hardest someone's tried to make fun of me here, and I appreciate the effort.


I'm not making fun of you. Take a few words, add a twist. This is casual conversation. If it hoots some, then great. If it doesn't, well, they'll ignore or forget about it.

That said, if you were in any way serious or committed to what you've posted ... that's unfortunate.
 
2022-07-07 12:00:15 AM  
Well, off you go, farko. Have fun!
 
2022-07-07 12:05:03 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: baron von doodle: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?

Well that can be complicated. The number one thing making the Moon easier is that it so "close" to Earth.  being days instead of mouths away is very important. But if you actually want a civilization as opposed to mere exploration then Mars has more gravity which will be important if only for health. The atmosphere while too thin and unbreathable still would provide protection. You also have a day/night cycle close to that of Earth.

Still, I've don't see how any Mars colony is economically viable. If something could be exported to Earth that can generate a lot of money, the Hell that is Mars will be overcome. But without exports capable of paying for stuff whether it be supplies or even entertainment, I don't see how it would be possible to have a successful colony even if Mars was not super hard to live on.

And if Mars has no exports, then any moving there will need to be paid in full before leaving Earth.

/Metals can be obtained far easier from asteroids than from Mars.


That's one of my favorite questions for alien invader movies (which I still enjoy anyway). Why are they invading again? Resources? Definitely not.
 
2022-07-07 12:07:45 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Mentally won't be an issue- small space, long time, sure, but humans have survived voyages in far worse conditions than a modern space capsule.


Yeah, a lot of those people didn't have much say in those conditions, and a significant percentage of them didn't survive.

That being said, sign me up for the moon if they need people. Don't particularly care about the radiation and I've got nothing keeping me here. It would be nice to do something useful with the rest of my life.
 
2022-07-07 12:10:16 AM  

baron von doodle: That's one of my favorite questions for alien invader movies (which I still enjoy anyway). Why are they invading again? Resources? Definitely not.


WE WANT YOUR WATER

Did you not just see the Oort Cloud?

WE NEED TO ENTER YOUR GRAVITY WELL

First, obviously, rude. Second, if you needed to go you've had plenty of opportunity. Don't make me turn this solar system around.

OK MOM
 
2022-07-07 12:11:40 AM  

baron von doodle: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?


Damn nazis are too dangerous
 
2022-07-07 12:13:30 AM  
It's also probably worth mentioning the the odds of anything living on Mars are a million-to-one.
 
2022-07-07 12:17:09 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: It's also probably worth mentioning the the odds of anything living on Mars are a million-to-one.


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Million to one chances crop up nine outta ten
 
2022-07-07 12:18:08 AM  

leeksfromchichis: baron von doodle: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

Wouldn't a moon colony be infinitely easier to do and have all of the same potential benefits?

Damn nazis are too dangerous


They're lesbian nazis. You'll be fine.
 
2022-07-07 12:54:54 AM  

Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.


This followup tweet hows he knows fark all about space exploration.

Elon Musk on Twitter: "Moon brought us together in '69, Mars can do that in the future" / Twitter

"Humanity" was divided as shiat.
 
2022-07-07 3:21:32 AM  

Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.


Well put.

I don't want to be too bleak, but with all of the people imperiled by work-related, transportation-related, environment-related, infrastructure, food, gun, drug, disease, and war related hazards, I am perfectly fine with letting people volunteer for a Mars mission and having them stay just to get this thing kickstarted. It is immensely hazardous and people are going to make mistakes, so let's get a viable mission and get on with it. We know so much more than we did for the Moon missions. We can do this, we just need a butt kicking to get going.

If we wait around to check and verify and go for quadruple redundancy, we might never make it.

If the first group kicks the bucket after three months, well, the next group will have an extra hab and twice as much food and supplies, and plenty to keep them busy for two years. And once a group succeeds, the rush will be on. You will not be able to hold people back.

Moon instead? Even better.

The odds must already be much much better than the Mayflower crossing or the Oregon Trail.
 
2022-07-07 3:22:34 AM  
I have stage 4 cancer.  So prove it.
 
2022-07-07 4:11:14 AM  
Sure, kid.

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2022-07-07 5:14:55 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Dr. Opossum: I respect Musk's interest in space exploration - it's one of his more admirable qualities. But Mars is just a dead rocky planet.  All respect to astronauts who land there (and it likely will happen) but I'd be truly interested if the many hurdles to a viable space colony can be overcome.  And then I'd let the young folks do the work with f living there.

This followup tweet hows he knows fark all about space exploration.

Elon Musk on Twitter: "Moon brought us together in '69, Mars can do that in the future" / Twitter

"Humanity" was divided as shiat



Gil Scott-Heron - Whitey On the Moon (Official Audio)
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It would be a shame if someone tweeted that at him
Someone from South Africa probably never heard it.
 
2022-07-07 5:55:40 AM  

Ginnungagap42: Well, yeah.

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Are you sure that's real?  We haven't even made it to the moon yet..

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2022-07-07 6:14:48 AM  

stuartp9: Ginnungagap42: Well, yeah.

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Are you sure that's real?  We haven't even made it to the moon yet..

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I don't know if you are joking or not. If you are recall Poe's Law. But if you are serious.

That photo is from the movie Capricorn One.

This is a picture of Apollo 12 taken from lunar orbiatchandrayaan 2 took that photo. It is a probe made by, launched by, and operated by India. So why is India lying for NASA? To say nothing of Russia, Japan, and China.
 
2022-07-07 6:15:02 AM  
I'll be more impressed if someone would eradicate covid-19 in my lifetime.
 
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