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Want to get away?.... forever

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:58 am

Accepting applications for colonists to go to Mars
One way trip....
http://news.yahoo.com/wanted-mars-colon ... 54693.html
www.thenextgiantleap.com
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:10 am

I'm in
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:12 am

Mars needs women...
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby pittsports87 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:45 am

I'd love go to, where can I sign up? I'll be the second LGP to post from Mars (Doc being the first of course).

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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:37 am

Already been there, it's a lot like Pittsburgh. Cold, nothing to do, everyone there is dead or so old they're incontinent.

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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:56 am

While I love astronomy and space exploration fascinates me........no thanks. I mean, aside from never seeing your family ever again, I feel like the novelty of being a pioneer on Mars would wear off pretty quickly, and intense cabin fever and boredom would set in. Plus, I can't imagine having to eat freeze-dried food for the rest of my life. And no craft beer. And no Xbox Live. Wow yeah, this isn't even close.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby viva la ben on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:03 am

If I was terminally ill I'd want to make the trip.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:06 am

i wouldnt because of the insufferable total recall references i would hear ad nauseum
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:13 am

shafnutz05 wrote:While I love astronomy and space exploration fascinates me........no thanks. I mean, aside from never seeing your family ever again, I feel like the novelty of being a pioneer on Mars would wear off pretty quickly, and intense cabin fever and boredom would set in. Plus, I can't imagine having to eat freeze-dried food for the rest of my life. And no craft beer. And no Xbox Live. Wow yeah, this isn't even close.


It's the final frontier shad, you have to be prepared to live a frontier lifestyle.

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It'll never get off the ground in our lifetime. The privatization of space-exploration is going to be halted and stalled at every avenue possible. Even then only a select few defense contractors in the MIC will be allowed to make very costly arrangements for exploration outside of low earth orbit.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:16 am

Yeah, I think 2023 is an extremely ambitious date.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby Pitt87 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:34 pm

viva la ben wrote:If I was terminally ill I'd want to make the trip.


My guess is they don't want the terminally ill... :lol:

You know how sometimes they have a 'Free Boat Giveaway' that happens to target people with outstanding warrants? So... wanna go to Mars? Extradition lawyers need not apply....
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:50 pm

1) I doubt they reach this goal. It may happen one day, but I can't see this happening in 10 years.

2) If it does work out, I hope I'm alive in 10 years. Would love to see this.

3) No way I'd sign up though. I like Earth.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby GJ on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:21 pm

"I would like to die on Mars; just not on impact." - Elon Musk
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby Pitts on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:36 pm

I would definitely do this if I were younger and didn't have my kids. Sometimes, I seriously can't stand the people here on Earth. Our plan (wife and I) is to move as far out in the hills as possible once the kids move out. Just to get away from stupid people.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:09 pm

Now, you say you can't stand the people on Earth, but who do you think you'll be stuck with on the trip up?
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:10 pm

How long is the trip there?
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:13 pm

newarenanow wrote:How long is the trip there?


They said they think it's 10 years... "We want people at least 18, who will be 28 by the time you reach Mars" or something like that
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:15 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
newarenanow wrote:How long is the trip there?


They said they think it's 10 years... "We want people at least 18, who will be 28 by the time you reach Mars" or something like that


I can't even drive the 20 minutes to and from work without getting bored and antsy. I'd never be cut out for it.

Edit: I thought they had in the article they'd have to go through 8 years of training before they departed, so maybe that is part of the 10 years. Because they said they'd land by 2023, that is only 10 years away.
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:40 pm

If they have a cute hunnie on board I wouldn't be bored
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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby Lt. Dish on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:02 pm

DocEmrick wrote:Already been there, it's a lot like Pittsburgh. Cold, nothing to do, everyone there is dead or so old they're incontinent.

:pop:


And you were the only one who was formally invited. The others are unwelcome--unwelcome, indeed.

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Re: Want to get away?.... forever

Postby SolidSnake on Thu May 09, 2013 5:12 pm

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