How about a one-way ticket to Mars?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by MohdSalleh, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars to jump-start new era of humans in space

    Invoking the spirit of "Star Trek" in a scholarly article entitled "To Boldly Go," two scientists contend human travel to Mars could happen much more quickly and cheaply if the missions are made one-way. They argue that it would be little different from early settlers to North America, who left Europe with little expectation of return.

    "The main point is to get Mars exploration moving," said Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University, who wrote the article in the latest "Journal of Cosmology" with Paul Davies of Arizona State University. The colleagues state — in one of 55 articles in the issue devoted to exploring Mars — that humans must begin colonizing another planet as a hedge against a catastrophe on Earth.

    Mars is a six-month flight away, possesses surface gravity, an atmosphere, abundant water, carbon dioxide and essential minerals. They propose the missions start by sending two two-person teams, in separate ships, to Mars. More colonists and regular supply ships would follow.

    The technology already exists, or is within easy reach, they wrote.

    Davies and Schulze-Makuch say it's important to realize they're not proposing a "suicide mission."

    "The astronauts would go to Mars with the intention of staying for the rest of their lives, as trailblazers of a permanent human Mars colony," they wrote, while acknowledging the proposal is a tough sell for NASA, with its intense focus on safety.

    No taxes, who wants to go?
  2. rew


    Everyone who wants to live in a waterless, essentially airless, completely barren desert for the rest of your life raise your hand! Maybe we could send convicts with life sentences there.
  3. Not to mention no Internet.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    yeah, except you cant fucking breathe and you'd die of thirst, but other than that...

    they claim it possesses an atmosphere, but you can't breathe it. abundant water, but you cant get it.

    would be better to try the moon first.
  5. spd


    no porn, no trip.
  6. risky63


    buy a s&w 29..........
    put "smokable" in new bong.........
    place bong in mouth and "ignite" smokable substance.
  7. convicts will surely refuse to go, but a few scientists just might.
  8. drcha


    George W. Bush is the one who started this Mars shit. Can we send him first? Maybe he can take a few scorpions from his ranch out there, to start colonizing the place with some fauna.