Mars One the chance to be an astronaut

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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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The mars one program started on 22th of April and is now searching for human astronauts to Join this large enterprise.

Mars One seems to be a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to establish a human settlement on Mars
so everyone can enter this competition.




Launcher: This is the rocket used to take payloads* from Earth launch into Earth orbit or to Mars. Mars One anticipates use of the Space X Falcon Heavy, an upgraded version of the Falcon 9 which is in use by Space X now. The Falcon Heavy is slated to undergo test flights in 2013, granting ample time for fine-tuning prior to the Mars One missions which begin in 2016.



Mars Transit Vehicle: This is responsible for transporting the astronauts to Mars, and consists of two propellent stages, a landing module and living quarters.



Lander: Mars One anticipates use of a variant of the SpaceX Dragon capsule, first tested in 2010. This is the same vehicle which successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) in May of 2012. The lander Mars One requires will be slightly larger than the current Dragon. The Lander will be used for 5 functions:



Life Support Unit: A Lander that contains the systems for the generation of energy, water and breathable air within the settlement. Supply Unit: A Lander that contains food, spare parts and other smaller components. Living Unit: This Unit is a Lander that is outfitted with a special inflatable section. After reaching the surface of Mars, this allows it to create a large living space for humans. Human Lander: This is the unit which carries the astronauts to the surface of Mars. Rover Lander: This is the unit which carries the rovers to the surface of Mars.


I have my doubts about this nice effort of combining the strength of the public and companies to finally jump off to mars, don't get me wrong the idea is great but I think when the time comes governments will probably block their paths to launch civilians into space and beyond.

But who knows right? the first mission will be planned on 2023 and maybe without delay they will be there in 2050 like the delays on Virgin Galactic.

But anyway for all the believers and bashers of the Martian rock anomalies this is your chance to leave the planet and heading for Mars to endlessly trow each-other with evidence or just rocks, because this will be a one way trip.

So sign up and have fun out there.....Peace

Mars One




posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 09:25 AM
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Bob Bigelow and his company are a good example of how governments are going to have to share space enterprises with the public sector whether they like it or not, the main reason is funding.

Bigelow Aerospace

Either way they wouldn't let me go to mars because two thirds of my payload would have to be alcohol.






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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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I'm totally into privateering this market , let alone for all the stories that it will bring back. So I hope this one sets of for real..



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Me too.

Here's an interesting and recent interview with Bigelow if you're interested:




posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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I'm really not sure that 10 years is realistic for a private endeavor of this nature, but I would do it. I think I'm going to apply, as ridiculous as it may be. Who knows? I'm a scientist, I'm healthy, I've got a pretty good grasp of orbital and celestial mechanics, and if they sent me with a telescope I could provide images of Earth from Mars (not to mention Phobos and Deimos). I think that would be good material for their "reality TV show" idea.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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Reality TV meets space. actually not a bad concept...


but...what happens if ratings decline?

I like the "No politics" bit. put 5 people in a room and political structure will arise. So, what this means to me is, no politics that you will have a say in. The corporation will decide all things for the colony. Which initially is fine..but once a country grows, they tend to have a way of rebelling against the tyrannical controller from distant shores.

Still, gotta start somewhere...would have rather it been a altruistic move by united nations verses a ratings idea by corporations for the start...our first steps and all that.

Also, what is the greater mission? there is no discussion about goals towards terraforming.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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I'm really not sure that 10 years is realistic for a private endeavor of this nature


I believe that the technology already can take us there, no worry about that.. But getting clearance by governments would be mere the problem I think.

But Its cool if you get to be one of the chosen ones good luck..




posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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I would go, but i would miss my kids to damm much,

Its the popes fault, he wont let me wear condoms


I wonder if they would equal number of men and women or if it will be a sausage fest?

And will they provide the equipment to ferment booze, that would be a deal breaker for me.

Also I wonder how strict the cannibus laws would be up there, I would think they would want to bring some seeds with them to use in terraforming (I am assuming that terraforming would be one of there main goals), its versitile and grows like a weed, and provides many biproducts that i would think would be usefull in that type of situation. paper, rope, cloths, oil , ect.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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When I was younger I would go also, but the same rule counts for me I would miss my kids to much.. And how long do does it take before you're freaked out by the notion that Its only rocks and sand... the ones who go must have steel nerves I guess?



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by 0bserver1
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I'm really not sure that 10 years is realistic for a private endeavor of this nature


I believe that the technology already can take us there, no worry about that.. But getting clearance by governments would be mere the problem I think.

But Its cool if you get to be one of the chosen ones good luck..


There's nothing inherently insurmountable about it with current technology, but there are a lot of details that would have to be worked out and tested, at least in LEO. A whole of equipment needed to do it still has yet to fly, like their proposed larger dragon capsule for a Mars landing. Even the Falcon 9 heavy has yet to fly, never mind the earth-departure stage or whatever they're calling it. It's all conventional and it's mostly an extension of things that have already flown, but there will almost certainly be unexpected bumps along the way with some of the stuff as they try to scale it up. We're not talking about a government agency under a presidential mandate complete with a blank check to spend as much as needed to get it done, we're talking about a private venture with finite resources. Could it be done in 10 years? Yes, I believe it could be, but I'm hoping they're not just planning on sticking people in untested capsules like Kerbals and trying to reach Mars on their very first launch/mission.
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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 03:40 PM
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IF! they can do it, let them prove it.

they should send up robots to build the homes.
and have robots make Air and water.
when this is fully working
Then they should send humans up.

it is a Lot easer to send a ship
that does not have to cary supplys to come back.
and then send small rockets with suplys.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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Well first of all; Mars needs women





posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 03:54 PM
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1of the first question 1 asks is, is this ALLOWED? -Cosmically- Meaning if say some CREATOR Creations came to EA*RTH and evaluated it to "their" standards and wanted to settle here in the exact same way as shared in OP. Would that be ok? Not saying be in FEAR but. It seems more logical to assess the MARS/ARIES total above and SUB surface. And then after doing so DESIGN biodegradable suits to do further evaluations/observations. These Environment suits ... then can be CONNECTED
somehow like the Movie AVATAR showed Avatar type suites but biodegradable to MARS and somehow connected to a HOST .. This in turn PREVENTS any bio contamination to the MARS/ARIES surface or subsurface atmosphere from HUMAN & or OTHER influences. As well as ALLOWS for SAFE both for MARS sphere and EA*RTH beings -other /interest for safer evaluations and observations that will not interfere with the NATURAL process that may not be understood fully going on there..

Also 1 considers advanced techs with ability to of already done these evaluations/observation and may be avoiding/ignoring for some reason etc. if hat was the case.

Is an interesting sounding idea, it just may need more sensitive thinking if there is no advanced evaluation data already present of above and below MARS processes.

NAMASTE*******
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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 04:15 PM
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Frankly I can't follow what you mean by that, you think that going to some desolate place , we should ask permission ?



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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Anyone can apply (because they need your $38), but I'm sure there is a pretty stringent requirement to actually be selected.

No doubt, it will include:

1. In your 20's-30's
2. Have a mission critical skill (or skills)
3. Rigorous psyche eval
4. Good physical condition
5. No medical maladies
6. No corrective lenses
7. No allergies
8. Fertile (both men (as in swimmers) and women)
9. Personality casting just as with a reality show
10. Single

Not sure if mentioned, but this is a ONE WAY trip. No return vehicle. I have serious doubts they can get the funding and tech needed for this, in that timeframe. Just the training though, could prove to be a good reality show, if done right. (especially if they did it elimination style, down to the final colonists).



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 04:28 PM
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So stupid to say everybody can apply if you handle such criteria..



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Anyone can apply (because they need your $38),

Yeah, see, that's the thing. I'm pretty sure I'm being foolish and my money and I are about to be parted for a "private mission" that will never happen, let alone in 10 years. Pretty good scheme, and honestly I'd be happy even if all they did was pick a few people to put through mock astronaut training to film and laugh at on some lame TV series. At least then the lucky few could take a vacation to have an adult version of a space camp experience. That would be worth 38 bucks (and an almost-certain loss of dignity) to me.


but I'm sure there is a pretty stringent requirement to actually be selected.

No doubt, it will include:

1. In your 20's-30's
2. Have a mission critical skill (or skills)
3. Rigorous psyche eval
4. Good physical condition
5. No medical maladies
6. No corrective lenses

Well on that last point they claim your vision has to be correctable to 20/20. Not sure if they'd really leave it that loose or not. Current NASA astronaut requirements aren't really a whole lot more stringent than that, but they do require 20/100 uncorrected for pilot, 20/200 for mission specialist last I checked.


7. No allergies
8. Fertile (both men (as in swimmers) and women)
9. Personality casting just as with a reality show
10. Single

Yeah, all very true.


Not sure if mentioned, but this is a ONE WAY trip. No return vehicle. I have serious doubts they can get the funding and tech needed for this, in that timeframe. Just the training though, could prove to be a good reality show, if done right. (especially if they did it elimination style, down to the final colonists).

Totally agree. And that's why I'd be willing to pay 38 bucks, just for the "space-camp" kind of experience even if nothing more ever came of it. At the very least it'd probably involve at least one trip in a vomit komet. Maybe even a suborbital hop on one of the upcoming space tourist vehicles. Sure, it'd also most likely involve degrading and stupid "challenges," but so be it.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by 0bserver1
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Frankly I can't follow what you mean by that, you think that going to some desolate place , we should ask permission ?


basically saying is it OK to go there. Also is it desolate to HUMAN STANDARDS or ALL? that's all 0bserver1. Please excuse the un-clarity.


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