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The Mars One mission plan consists of cargo missions and unmanned preparation of a habitable settlement, followed by human landings. In the coming years, a demonstration mission, communication satellites, two rovers and several cargo missions will be sent to Mars. These missions will set up the outpost where the human crew will live and work. The mission design takes into account the expansion of the human colony where a new crew arrive every two years. - See more at: www.mars-one.com...
First we have been to the moon.
2nd the reason we havent is its expense.
No one wants to spend multi billions to set up a proper infrastructure to make solar sysrem explotation and exploration affordable.
Actually no lots now seem to want to do but fall short with resources.
Well to put int another way only goverments can afford the start up costs at the moment yet no goverment seems to have the nerve to put the money up as they with catch hell from the unwashed uneducated masses who cant understand the importance of moving out and would rather the money be spend on social programs or the military.
In other words space is not a vote winner. And politican only care about vote winners.
reply to post by snowspirit
Oh the thoughts I've had of what they will find up there. There are so many movies and conspiracy theories about mars that the imagination can run absolutely wild with the possibilities.
reply to post by MarsIsRed
Well like I said if you go to the mars one, website they talk about the inflatable above ground modules your talking about and eventually when they get enough people and equipment to start building underground habitats, but it's my opinion that their plan is very feasible and that with the right funding and support that this mission can blossom into something very valid.
perhaps the loss of one is more food from that perspective, and there must be chores for the 4 if not why not send 3, anyway, the intent as you say, (is most likely to stay alive unti they reach a natural death and possibly until additional people arrive, For a pioneering spirit this is the adventure of a lifetime, hardly a burden.) that could well be the case, or it may be that mars will not be colonized by earthlings at all, but by hybrids, we may not want to start off a new bunch of humans on another planet, whats the point in that, we know what we can do when we colonize a whole planet, example earth... but this is guinea pig times so why not use the nearest thing to hybrids we have... em step up human entity.. could all this make sense, or is it a lot of gobblegook, no one can say at this point in time.. thanks for your input though...
Imagine If one had a Baby while on Mars...A Mars space baby I guess we would have to go and rescue the space baby and much more will be invested in space exploration.
My first thought is that anybody applying to go has to have a screw loose somewhere. Odds are they are going to die in a spaceship in the cold dark void of space.
reply to post by MarsIsRed
Personally I think once it happens and people are actually living on mars that governments will eventually want to be a part of it to start claiming their territories there, and that's when things are going to start to get messy
No human being has even been 1 million miles from Earth, much less 40 million. There is a lot of uncertainty as to whether or not it's even possible for humans to continue to live so far away from Earth, for a variety of physical, mental, and metaphysical reasons. Silver cord, anybody?
reply to post by JadeStar
Did you make it to the second round ? , the emails went out recently weather or not your in the second round, only 1058 people were selected out of some 180,000 applicants
No one can claim a territory on another planet. UN Outer Space Treaty of 1966.