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China’s Mars base plan revealed - here on earth!

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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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China’s Mars base plan revealed ... and covering 95,000 sq km, there’s certainly plenty of space



China’s plan to build a “Mars village” on a remote plateau in the country’s far northwest will cost about 400 million yuan (US$61.1 million), according to a blueprint for the project drawn up over the weekend.

The proposed base covers 95,000 square kilometres in the Qaidam Basin, an arid desert region on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, whose barren, rocky landscape most closely resembles the geographical conditions found on Mars, government officials said earlier.



It will comprise a large Mars-themed tourist attraction open to the general public and a simulated space exploration camp, complete with living accommodation, for those who want to taste what it might be like to live on the Red Planet.

“People dream about migrating to Mars, so what we want to do is give people a high-end experience of what it would actually be like to live in outer space,” Liu was quoted as saying. (snip) He said he hoped the base would become a hub for scientific research and education.

***I wonder if they’re going to let the public in? I don’t see it as being a theme park at all but I’d like to see what would happen if let’s say 20 private citizens given a short course in ‘mars’ were then dumped off there.
I’m really looking forward to hearing more about this.

I’ll have to look up what the weather is there also. I don’t think I saw that covered in the article.

Edit to add: Thanks to peter_kandra for pointing out the article (from the same link) does say the public will be allowed in.

Oh heavens. What a bummer. It is going to be more like a theme park.


It will comprise a large Mars-themed tourist attraction open to the general public and a simulated space exploration camp, complete with living accommodation, for those who want to taste what it might be like to live on the Red Planet.


Bright Side? At least that means I might be able to get in!

peace


edit on 5913Thursday201713 by silo13 because: added note


edit on 7/9/2017 by ArMaP because: video link corrected




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: silo13

China has the best manufacturing in the world and the best engineering schools. It makes sense.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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Do we get to be irradiated whilst visiting? Or is it not for reals?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: silo13




I wonder if they’re going to let the public in?


Your linked article and quoted text says yes, they plan to.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: peter_kandra

Thank you! I was just going back to look.

I'll have to add that thank you.

Would you go if they allowed it?

I'd love to. Or I think I would.

peace



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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Article says it would be open to the general public.

I think it sounds pretty cool honestly! Great way to get people into these sorts of topics.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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...the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, whose barren, rocky landscape most closely resembles the geographical conditions found on Mars, ...


Now all they have to do is remove the atmosphere, turn the temperature to freezing, put in hi intensity ultraviolet lights, then place everyone in suits and refuse to come to their aid, no matter what happens.

And if those conditions aren't good enough...

Mars covered in toxic chemicals


“With the ExoMars rover, we will drill to retrieve and analyse samples from up to 2m under the surface,” he added. “This is important as a millimetre or two will get us below the harmful ultraviolet, one metre will get us below the oxidants such as perchlorates, and 1.5m gets us below the ionising radiation from the sun and galaxy.”



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire

I think it sounds pretty cool honestly! Great way to get people into these sorts of topics.


That's what i see as exciting. I'm already excited about the idea of having a colony on another planet, as are many others.... but not enough are. Seems to me that people are lacking imagination. If they need some silly little playground to tickle their imagination particles and show how interesting the whole prospect is? Fine by me.

More people need to visualize and believe in the "impossible". Only way we can advance! Imho that is...



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:40 PM
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Mars is Flat ..... same as earth....



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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Who did they steal/copy the tech from?
That's a pretty common M.O. for china.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Do we get to be irradiated whilst visiting? Or is it not for reals?
Watch out for the micro meteors too, I hear they hurt like hell!


You'll know it's close to the real deal if you have to sign a stack of waivers.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: Illumimasontruth

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Do we get to be irradiated whilst visiting? Or is it not for reals?
Watch out for the micro meteors too, I hear they hurt like hell!


You'll know it's close to the real deal if you have to sign a stack of waivers.

Why, no-one is coming back anyway. Just kidding. But I bet you can't draw life insurance.

Mars is a one way trip.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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About time you caught up China! We perfected the process in the mid 90s




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Who did they steal/copy the tech from?
That's a pretty common M.O. for china.


Us?

Mars Colony Growing on North Dakota Prairie

Poland has one too: Mars Base Simulation...

I can't tell though, is China doing this as a tourist-attraction? Wouldn't be much of a Mars-simulated environment with new people showing up every day.

It's cool anyway. The more exposure the world gets to the idea of colonizing another planet, the better, I think.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: peter_kandra
a reply to: silo13


I wonder if they’re going to let the public in?

Your linked article and quoted text says yes, they plan to.

To get the real Mars experience, they'll let you in, but they won't let you out.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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Aliens befriend Humans, travel to mars to inhabit new colonies.

Humans discover in horror, it was a cookbook and they're on the menu.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
Aliens befriend Humans, travel to mars to inhabit new colonies.

Humans discover in horror, it was a cookbook and they're on the menu.


Never trust aliens with sharp teeth.


Even when they shapeshift.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: makemap

originally posted by: ADSE255
Aliens befriend Humans, travel to mars to inhabit new colonies.

Humans discover in horror, it was a cookbook and they're on the menu.


Never trust aliens with sharp teeth.


Even when they shapeshift.



That's the first thing I'll keep in mind. The second .. shifty eyes.



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