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Originally posted by asen_y2k
I think this whole mars one thing is just a scam for publicity and a quick buck.
Originally posted by asen_y2k
reply to post by unityemissions
When you see t-shirts for sale much before any concrete steps have been taken and only one guy present in the group is an engineer, you know its a scam. I guess you would have bought the rossi e-cat and keshe foundation UFO as well. Don't be so gullible.edit on 8/1/13 by asen_y2k because: (no reason given)
The company lists only one engineer amongst its four-person team on its website, and trumpets the endorsements of Big Brother co-creator Paul Romer as well as Nobel Prize winner and physicist Gerard 't Hooft - though 't Hooft's expertise lies in quantum mechanics, not astronomy.
Reddit users knocked Landsdorp, saying Mars One has not yet put out any concrete technical explanations of how they will get to Mars and support the proposed habitats. Some pointed out that NASA has had issues with solar panels on its Mars rovers because of dust storms that erode the panels' surfaces and block the sunlight for long periods of time, making Mars One's plans to use solar panels for energy generation unsustainable for supporting human life. But the man claiming to be Landsdorp mostly steered clear of the more scientific questions and directed users to the company's website.
If Mars One turns out to be a hoax, it wouldn't be the first such stunt originating from the Netherlands in recent months. Dutch artist Floris Kaayk hoodwinked much of the media with his Human Birdwings project in March, in which he posted YouTube videos purportedly showing a human-powered pair of mechanical wings.
As of November 2012 the Mars One advisory board includes:
Tanja Masson-Zwaan – Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University, President of the International Institute of Space Law, board member of the Netherlands Space Society, advisory board member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and was on the founding board of Women in Aerospace Europe
Brian Enke – Senior Space Research Analyst at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, USA
Profesor Pascale Ehrenfreund – lead investigator with the NASA Astrobiology Institute
Dr. Gino Ormeno – Aviation Medical Examiner
Steve Carsey – a UK television executive and CEO of Conceive Media, a consultancy, development and production venture specialising in the creation of cross platform entertainment brands for the global market
Dr. Raye Kass – Professor of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Profesor Thais Russomano – has over 20 years experience in Aerospace Medicine, Space Physiology and Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Telemedicine & eHealth research and development
Dr. Christopher P. McKay – a Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames He has a particular interest in the evolution of the solar system and the origin of life and is actively involved in planning for future Mars missions including human exploration. Dr McKay has been involved with research in several Mars-like environments and has traveled to the Antarctic Dry Valleys, the Atacama Desert, the Arctic, and the Namib Desert.
Dr. John D. Rummel – Director of the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy at East Carolina University
Dr. John W. Traphagan – Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Centennial Commission and the Liberal Arts Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin
Dr. James R. Kass – has worked in the field of human spaceflight for more than 30 years
People would be like "Moon? Been there done that."
Originally posted by fenian8
reply to post by asen_y2k
As i was reading this thread i was thinking exactely the same, why Mars and not the Moon??? Man has supposedly already been to the moon and its closer to us and we are meant to know more about the moon, unless we really were told not to go back to the moon as some claim. To me this has to be some sort of gimmick or hoax.