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#17 Aurielia

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:44 am

Will never happen :(


It will, just not when they think so, major projects always go over the planned deadlines. I'm not volunteering though... My ping would be shocking!
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#18 metareal

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:14 pm

Hmm, not sure what to think of it yet, their "about" page is not impressive but they have the support of a Physics Nobel prize who probably wouldn't put his reputation in line lightly:
http://mashable.com/...06/02/mars-one/

Their approach is intriguing but seems realist:

1) no return ticket guaranteed (you'll probably die there,probably sooner than latter)
2) we'll make it the biggest reality TV show (= funding)

The biggest hope though is the rise of China as the wannabe new Space leader. Few people realize how quickly China learn (and learned so much by copying first). They have huge financial resources, they send their kids in the best universities worldwide and they won't stop because of human causalities.

That's why I love those two videos about US Curiosity success, they have a very clear political message.

Curiosity summer blockbuster released world wide (by the author of "Oops they didn't have weapons of mass destruction but petrol"):
http://www.youtube.c...ture=plpp_video

"America still owns space": The remix of simulation and mission control synced:
http://www.youtube.c...ture=plpp_video

China ? US ? Private ?

The race is on, interesting times :)

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#19 Cloud

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:41 am

Im waiting for some corperationg like Microsoft or Virgin to lane a space ship on mars and claim it for themselves. OFC ending up in somthing like in the game red faction =]

The closest I've seen to a private company faring that far into spacetravel is a company started by a paypal founder- http://www.youtube.c...h?v=01nHIBe8t4U - though they haven't announced any ownership plans for mars when they get there ;)

(side note, I'm addicted to sourcefed. They make current events hilarious, but cut it out whenever it'd be inappropriate like for the shootings at the new batman films etc. Initially I was turned off by the kinda corny titles they use for their videos, but they're actually really good content-wise. Check them out!)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:11 am

Hmmm. My question is: how would you survive on mars? I know they are going to be sending in supplies but you can only stock so much...
And forgive my uneducated remark but: there is no water on Mars, right?


the idea of the Eden project was to see if life could be maintained out side of earths atoms sphere.

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#21 Bandit

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:17 am

Not directly related to the colonisation of Mars, but it's Mars related. A 360 panorama shot from the new rover. Pretty damn amazing imo.

http://www.panoramas...eley-haven.html


That's Amazing, gives my a funny feeling seeing another planet like that.
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#22 metareal

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:05 am

Ultimately our carbon life form origin is a bit fragile, we could have an upgrade in 3 to 4 decades which would make human space exploration more accessible:

https://www.youtube....player_embedded

http://2045.com/

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#23 Equinox

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:15 am

I guess a huge biosphere could be viable? Like the Eden project as you posted. What is gravity like on Mars? Would it have ill-effects on the human body at all?
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:51 am

Surely it will be the same as Total Recall. I'm sure that must have been factually accurate right? :)
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#25 Dodger

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:36 pm

I guess a huge biosphere could be viable? Like the Eden project as you posted. What is gravity like on Mars? Would it have ill-effects on the human body at all?


The gravity is about 38% of that on earth which isn't great for your bones/muscles but can be adapted for with extra load bearing exercise.

The real problem is radiation. Both in the journey to Mars and once there you will be getting much more exposure than on earth. Cancer/sterility will be a big problem for any astronauts in the long term.
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