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Sir Alemeth
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(08-14-2012, 09:14 PM)
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Want a one-way ticket to Mars? A Dutch company is looking for you

Mars One wants to send you to the red planet, but it's a one-way trip

If you've always wanted to live on a distant world, Dutch company Mars One wants to give you your chance to settle on the red planet. There's only one catch: You'll never be able to return to Earth.

Next year, Mars One will hold a worldwide lottery to select 40 people to train to be civilian astronauts. That group will be sent to live in a desert simulation for three months, after which the initial pool will be whittled down to 10. By 2023, this group will be sent to Mars to form the first permanent human settlement.

According to Bas Lansdorp, founder of Mars One, "We will send humans to Mars in 2023. They will live there the rest of their lives. There will be a habitat waiting for them, and we'll start sending four people every two years."

Once the new settlement has begun to thrive, the possibility for a return visit to Earth may open up. Still, that's not guaranteed. Says Lansdorp, "our astronauts will be offered a one-way trip. We have no idea when it will be possible to offer return tickets."

Joining up with Mars One is probably the most cost-effective way you'll ever set foot on Mars. After all, buying a round-trip ticket to Mars from space tourism company Space X will cost you $500,000.

GAF, will you sign up??

Sources:
http://www.tecca.com/news/2012/07/25/mars-one/
http://betabeat.com/2012/08/would-yo...icket-to-mars/
http://io9.com/5929213/up-for-grabs-...-start-in-2013
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsD...storyid=335943
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/wo...ickets-to-mars

Edit-new links:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/m...192011042.html
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technolo...012824434.html
Last edited by Sir Alemeth; 08-15-2012 at 02:31 AM. Reason: new links
lethial
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(08-14-2012, 09:15 PM)
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The Lamonster
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(08-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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so, murder?
Gintoki
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(08-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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After thirty years, sure.
zephervack
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(08-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Is this for real?
gutshot
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(08-14-2012, 09:16 PM)
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This will never get off the ground.
FairyD
(08-14-2012, 09:17 PM)
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As soon as I land on the planet and I'm killing everyone else that came with me and claiming the planets for myself. This is a perfect opportunity to build a society based on my ideas.

Mars will be Best Earth. I will build giant robots and start a war with earth.
hateradio
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(08-14-2012, 09:18 PM)
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I remember the previous thread about these Dutch plans. I would so go, but I'm not forever-alone enough to be willing to go, at least not yet.
Picobrain
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(08-14-2012, 09:18 PM)
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Can I bring my Vita?
jonremedy
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(08-14-2012, 09:19 PM)
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"Joining up with Mars One is probably the most cost-effective way you'll ever set foot on Mars. After all, buying a round-trip ticket to Mars from space tourism company Space X will cost you $500,000."

I'm gonna need a source for that ridiculously low number.
Maddocks
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(08-14-2012, 09:20 PM)
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get my ass to mars.
Alchemy
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(08-14-2012, 09:20 PM)
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I would jump on this, but I somehow doubt they'd accept me with my dependency on insulin and specific food types to avoid allergies.
lethial
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(08-14-2012, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by jonremedy

"Joining up with Mars One is probably the most cost-effective way you'll ever set foot on Mars. After all, buying a round-trip ticket to Mars from space tourism company Space X will cost you $500,000."

I'm gonna need a source for that ridiculously low number.

I think that's the groupon price.
Marty Chinn
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(08-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Depends on what their Internet connection speed is.
MIMIC
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(08-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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WERE DU I SINE UP???
bill0527
um, I'll be right back
(08-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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All you people who DON'T WANT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET ANYMORE...

Time to put up or shut up.
Magilla
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(08-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Is this that reality show scam? I think I saw it on reddit recently. Sounded as fake as could be.

Edit:

Sounds legit... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_One#Reality_TV_show
Hootie
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at least I'm not black.
(08-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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If was in the twilight of my life and had accomplished everything I wanted to on Earth, then hell yes I'd sign up.

But the reality is I'm 20 and I want to do shit here.
rCIZZLE
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(08-14-2012, 09:21 PM)
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I'd go if these were the other 9 with me:

dekline
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(08-14-2012, 09:22 PM)
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This would be fucking cool and I would love to go but this will never happen
Messypandas
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(08-14-2012, 09:23 PM)
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It would be cool for 6 months. And then the depression of never being able to return would set in
Lizard with a ladder
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(08-14-2012, 09:23 PM)
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With no police on Mars. What's stopping someone from going serial killer and killing off the whole colony. The temptation to become the first space age serial killer might be too tempting for some people.
Guevara
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(08-14-2012, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by rCIZZLE

I'd go if these were the other 9 with me:

Living with 9 women sounds cool for about half an hour. Then hair. Hair everywhere.
SteveWinwood
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(08-14-2012, 09:23 PM)
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I'd sign up.
Host Samurai
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(08-14-2012, 09:25 PM)
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It is pretty crazy that whoever does this will be legends on Mars. You will be making history, and setting up lots of wealth for family's future generations.
GungHo
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(08-14-2012, 09:26 PM)
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Yeah, I could handle it. I will be the token "PTSD guy".
pompidu
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(08-14-2012, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Messypandas

It would be cool for 6 months. And then the depression of never being able to return would set in

It's not like leaving home to move to another country. This is leaving earth forever. Depressing wouldn't even begin to describe how someone would feel if they could never return to earth.
Aguirre
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(08-14-2012, 09:27 PM)
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i think this should be offered to convicts as an alternative.
Sklorenz
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(08-14-2012, 09:27 PM)
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Just talked to my fiance about it, and she is against it.

I guess this is good-bye
Anteater
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(08-14-2012, 09:28 PM)
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I'll be dead by then, can a gaffer who get in bury me there?
SmithnCo
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(08-14-2012, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aguirre

i think this should be offered to death row convicts as an alternative.

Mars: the new Australia
Septimius
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(08-14-2012, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Host Samurai

It is pretty crazy that whoever does this will be legends on Mars. You will be making history, thats for sure and setting up lots of wealth for future generations.

Sounds perfect for all of those "I need to leave behind a legacy when I die" morons
Poyunch
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(08-14-2012, 09:29 PM)
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You'll fucking die being exposed to all those solar flares. Good luck living as cave dwellers.
Anteater
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(08-14-2012, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Poyunch

You'll fucking die being exposed to all those solar flares. Good luck living as cave dwellers.

You act like some of us aren't already cave dwellers.
AcridMeat
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(08-14-2012, 09:32 PM)
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How much to be launched into the sun?
jett
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(08-14-2012, 09:32 PM)
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Obviously the space trip itself will never happen, but the simulation could be interesting to watch.
ronito
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(08-14-2012, 09:33 PM)
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If it really was just $500,000 for a one way trip to mars someone would've done it by now.
StalkerUKCG
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(08-14-2012, 09:34 PM)
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How will this even work. What is the plans for building living environments. What about medical issues and births. What about food. Can we power entire living quarters for long enough?

How are things going to be built on the surface, By the settlers? You need at least 2 people in every required profession before this even starts.

Without the threat of law and punishment how will the people selected be deterred from committing not only small scale stuff like theft but large scale crimes like rape and murder.

Something like this will only work when travel between the planets can be done in such a short time that its feasible and cost effective to go back and forth between earth and mars during construction. Then both a military and a government need to be established on the planet.
WeAreStarStuff
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(08-14-2012, 09:35 PM)
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The colonist on mars will rebel against our taxes and dump their oxygen into the atmosphere.

Martian Oxygen Party. MOP. History always repeats.
Kad5
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(08-14-2012, 09:35 PM)
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I finally live in a time where this is even possible to consider. Cool.
SunhiLegend
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(08-14-2012, 09:35 PM)
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Is there free WIFI on Mars? It should be free, if so sign me up!
Neuromancer
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(08-14-2012, 09:36 PM)
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I'll go be a Mars cop. I'll be like Sean Connery in Outland.
Awesome
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(08-14-2012, 09:37 PM)
This is just a ridiculous dream people have, like what Stalker said, it won't make any sense until there is a consistent way of transporting people back and forth from Earth to Mars.
Alligatorjandro
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(08-14-2012, 09:37 PM)
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But I like Earth
Hari Seldon
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(08-14-2012, 09:38 PM)
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Will you be provided a mate so that you can populate Mars?
rCIZZLE
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(08-14-2012, 09:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hari Seldon

Will you be provided a mate so that you can populate Mars?

The answer to this question determines if this thread gets past a page.
Gaston
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(08-14-2012, 09:46 PM)
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I played Moonbase Alpha. I am ready for the mission.
SmithnCo
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(08-14-2012, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gaston

I played Moonbase Alpha. I am ready for the mission.

John Madden! Holla holla get dolla!
Alligatorjandro
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(08-14-2012, 09:47 PM)
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Rich people to leave earth confirmed.
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(08-14-2012, 09:48 PM)
The company recommends that you don't have sex until they have a huge established colony there just in case a woman gets pregnant there.

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