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Space exploration volunteers wanted (The catch? It's a one-way ticket)

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posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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reply to post by InfaRedMan
 


Well we are already in "deep sh*t" here on planet earth with no "destination".




posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing


This seems like the ultimate sacrifice... in the article they mention that there would definitely be no shortage of volunteers. Would you sacrifice your life so you could be the first to explore certain parts of space?

I don’t think I would be able to do it, especially not at a young age when I haven’t even experienced earth properly...



www.guardian.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)


Well lemme do a quick check of facts:

EARTH

Paychecks: Bad
Everyday life has meaning: No
Cool: No
Fun: No
Interesting: No
Be somebody: No chance
Make it: I am trying my best, but I will probably not
Interesting people: Are you kidding me? No.
Is there Hope?: IMO No


SPACE

Paychecks: Good
Everyday life has meaning: Definitely
Cool: Yes
Fun: Yep
Be somebody: Yes, because you are probably making history
Make it: With all the above set to Go, there's no problemo
Interesting people: I think so.
Is there Hope?: If we won't be able to find hope even in there, there is no chance whatsoever for our race.

So you can give me two tickets, one for going and one for returning.
Chances are I will burn the second one.

I personally see no problem with one way tickets.
Does anyone else?

With my luck being #e as usual chances are I won't be seeing space up close at any time. But you may never know. A little bit of dreaming never hurt anybody and hope is always the last thing that gets out of the way.

[edit on 24-7-2009 by spacebot]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Why would we need to send people on missions that would take years/decades to get somewhere? Surely all they'd be doing would be experiments, which machines can do?

But what the hell, Id go!.. as long as there were quite a few other people, and plenty of entertainment then Im sure it'd be fine.. plus at least your name will get to go down in history as one of the first people to go to whichever planet/moon/whatever



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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SHOTGUN!

do i get to steer or am i just there to see how radiation in deep space effects people?

ehh who cares about details!? LET's RIDE!



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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omega is the only watch used on the moon.

food for thought


not seen the commercials i guess?




posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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Hell ya, in a heartbeat. I've always said I would even if it meant I could never return. I spend lots of time with my telescope, to actually be out there would be the greatest adventure ever!



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by fapython
... (snip) We should definately not send dregs of society but, fit and intelligent top of the line people, doctors scientists, engineers.
Plus the boredom factor would not phase into this as the people there would be constantly doing experiments quite alot of the time, and also preparing building, engineering works, farms etc to prepare for more peoples arrival and further colonisation. You would need about 50 people to start the colony, and they should all be fine physical specimans. I believe it should be all one race to start with. Mostly the English Anglo-Saxon man, as the British have proven of all the races to be the masters at colonisation and exploration.
I would happily go, do my duty for my country, spread the Empire to the farthest reaches of space
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For Queen and Country


Only thing is, if you want to colonize the white anglo-saxon/English way, then you're going to need a lot of brown people to do the actual work. Isn't that the way the English usually did it, while the white 'leaders' took 99.9% of the credit?



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Sounds like a quack idea from a quack internet web site.
Much like the JFK speech.
And it did take 10 years to get out of that jam.
But the president said...
ED: and the money went in that direction.


[edit on 7/24/2009 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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If the ship was large enough I don't see the big deal.. it would probably be some sort of generation ship with a large amout of people and famalies.

So many people spend the majority of their days inside anyway. The most they are outside is commuting to and from work. This would just be in space.

You would have plenty of entertainment, by the time this is possible you would be able to speak to your friends and family on futuristic video sets
. Plus I wouldn't imagine you would totally cut off from earth, that would probably drive you bonkers.

Sign me up. Cool way to get in the record books.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by missvicky
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What are you gonna do when youget to the mines on Mars? Sing Kumbaya ? So that it becomes the Martian slavery gospel music?


I was drinking some tea when I read this part of your post, I nearly drowned on tea as I tried not to spray my puter with tea, hilarious.

Anyway, yeah we wouldn't want our first pioneers to be depressed, chronically ill, or suicidal.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:51 PM
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I would sign up, spent 43 years here learning working and paying the man, so this would count as a early retirement and at the same time doing something that I would never had dreamed of.

Where do I sign??



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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I am definitely in for the ATS space race - could we all not chip-in a few dollars each to buy a ticket and choose one of those willing go at random?

Who knows what happens when the crew get to mars? There could be all kinds of great alien artifacts to help the crew along.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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I'm sure it'd be little steps. First the moon, then mars, then ???.

Now then there woul dbe define one way trip. one way as in 20 year mission, 22 years of food/water/etc then I'm on my own, or one way as in you're going to go live here and not return.

Hell no with option #1



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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I'm so down. Earth is old news (haha) time to float my way over to a new rock



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Something ike this is bound to end up as a reality TV show! I suppose it would help cover the cost, getting a TV company and sponsors involved. Then we can all text in to vote who gets thrown out of the air lock!

.... by the way, I wouldn't go!



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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I honestly don't see the point. By the time the space ship gets anywhere worthwhile, people on Earth will have developed some form of Faster-than-light technology (not to mention other great medical breakthroughs).

So you arrive to your remote star system only to discover other Earthlings have already long since colonized it
and are laughing at you for being so technologically backwards. ("Hey, they're practically cavemen! LOL")

So I don't see the point. More importantly, it would most likely be a multigenerational mission, meaning maybe your children or grandchildren would live long enough to arrive to the destination, but not you.


If you want to "leave earth", go join a commune; the experience probably wouldn't be much different except you could come back to society any time you want and take nice hikes.


[edit on 24-7-2009 by harrytuttle]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:40 PM
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One way ticket for a deep space mission?

I'd do it conditionally. My requirements are as follows:

1) Nachos

2)Lemonheads

3)A hot companion

If my terms are met unconditionally I am willing to sacrifice myself and my hot companion to begin investigating any region of space that is outlined in the mission brief.

--End Transmission



[edit on 24-7-2009 by carnival_of_souls2047]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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Gee finally I KNOW there is a way to get off of this Planet



Back to the Op's Q: Would I volunteer? Not at the moment. I have to much responsebilities for now.

If I was way younger and had no kid & grandkids to take care of, I wouldn't hesitate for a sec.

For now the only Spac travels I will do are by my Merkaba



PS EVERY life is a oneway-ticket btw

[edit on 7/24/2009 by Melyanna Tengwesta]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:29 PM
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So let's attach a cluster of super F-1's on the butt of this planet and blast us all into the unknown.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:34 PM
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Just be sure not to install a computer named Hal , you would soon run into problems if there was one on board !!!


On a more serious note i think we SHOULD be thinking about this. What happens if we nuke ourselves in war or destroy the planet or we get pounded by an asteroid? We need to ensure that our speicies survives this somehow, so a generational ship sent out to the stars would at least ensure that humanity survives. I also think we should send copies on dvd/blu ray etc of all the culture, music, books written as well. Preserve what we did as well as who we are too.



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