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"Want to Live on Mars?" Whaaat!?

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:52 AM
About half an hour ago I woke up, checked my hotmail.. when you log out it redirects you to to and the first headline to catch my eye was:

Want to Live on Mars?

The title picture is of a few space-pods and a Mars rover, on Mars.. the article says

Just as NASA’s latest rover prepares to land on the surface of Mars, one Dutch company is looking to up the ante, with plans to send humans to the distant red planet. But before you sign up for travels to faraway lands, you may want to take note that the trip is a one-way deal, meaning you’ll never be able to return home to Earth.

What an amazing opportunity! I think it would be a bit scary to never return.. each night staring back at Earth as a bright dot in space knowing that was once "home". Regardless of home sickness though, would be a very interesting and once in a life time experience! Apparently of next year they plan on holding a lottery worldwide, 40 contestants have the chance to train and qualify to become the 10 that do travel through space to the "red planet".

But before a crew can go, Mars One of course need to find willing participants. The company plans to hold a worldwide “lottery”to select 40 people to join the program. This chosen 40 will spend time a specialist training facility, where they will be whittled down to a crew of 10 members.

Those interested in helping establish the first permanent human settlement on the planet will have to wait, as the worldwide lottery is not expected to take place until next year.

I'm interested in the ats members and their thoughts of this. Would any of have the courage to sacrfice all you know for an adventure to an unknown planet? As for myself.. Its a dream! Though I love Earth (not humanity
), my family and my lady.. I would deffinately sign up for the lottery. Considering the worse case scenarios; space shuttle breaks down, landing goes wrong, food shortage etc.. is scary thinking as well, but I have dreamed of flying in space since I was a little boy ..

Strange thing is, 2 weeks ago me and the lady rented a movie (we are both space freaks) called "Another Earth". The plot is basically about a second Earth in the solar system, a twin planet.. the space program holds a lottery, the winning constestant gets to travel to the second planet and never return. So two weeks later seeing this news is a cool synchronicity for me

Just in case anyone is interested - Another Earth Trailer (movie sucked IMO btw)

MSN - Want to live on Mars?

Lets hear it

~ Love is an art

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:03 AM
i love this project, anything to do with space that doesnt involve Nasa is awesome

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:05 AM
I love earth a little too much to be going to some far off distant baron landscape living in a pod with 9 other people. the only thing that would get me up there is the prostitute from Total Recall....makes me wish I had three hands.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:08 AM
reply to post by jazzguy

i love this project, anything to do with space that doesnt involve Nasa is awesome

Why? Because NASA usually brings its astronauts back alive?

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:18 AM
reply to post by LoveisanArt

Oh, wow....Sounds great! And you know it'll happen too...because the Dutch are known for their Space Program!

Seriously though.....I imagine this will end up just being some money grabbing scam....Probably not from the 'lottery winners' that get an imaginary seat on the next shuttle out to the Red Planet, but most likely from gullible investors.

Hope I'm wrong though

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:21 AM
reply to post by LoveisanArt


I would LOVE to be part of the founding colony of mars. I think we should be there already.

I will keep an eye on this if true. We need to have options....let them have earth....I would cherish the chance to set up shop on mars....I would even put up with limited living areas bad food, and strict rules.

I would gladly clean up waste recycling conduits for a living if I had the chance to build a new home for my species. I would make that sacrifice will all my heart and soul.

Please let this be true.

I don't care if it is a ploy to get rid of all the dissatisfied voices of earth.....I would make it work for the better. The type of people that would attract would make it work....

Give us a chance.....keep this pale blue dot.....I would try my luck on the smaller red one.

I wonder how the family situation is looked at? I might have to convince them first but we are all terrain 4x4s

Take us anywhere.....WE WILL SURVIVE.


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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:22 AM
This could be a cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Family and The Hunger Games.

The games are beginning on Mars. I would rather stay on Earth and explore all that first. Imagine if Mars was just a rock. You'd get up there and be like 'Dammit'.

I think some people may change their minds half way there as well. Things could get tense on board.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:07 AM
I don't like big-brother-like programs. I like space exploration though. To do this and have a few years of hype around it that will wear in time, like the moonlandings did. hmmm. I think it may be worth the agony.

I opt we get to vote off contestants during the seven-month trip to mars. That'll keep boredom away for a while.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:09 AM
That would be, as you say, a once in a life time experience.

But, I don't think it will happen.

The Dutch? Hmm, this reminds me of how Denmark once made a program, where there were people who needed to go through all kind of training, and those who didn't 'fail' went further.

So all those people who won, actually thought they had a chance to come to the moon! And let me tell you, this was not something little, home here. It was kinda huge. Everyone was talking about it. But of course, the program didn't have money for it, or the technology. A scandal and a giant laugh. Ha!

Nonetheless, I would love to get to mars. But then again, I think you would be bored to death.

Waking up, going out of your little bed, which probably sucks. Go out to the window, and see a vast empty fields of red sand. And you can probably not go out there, because those who sent you to mars, have no clue what to do after. So now, you can go around with the 9 other people, waiting to die.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:16 AM
reply to post by LoveisanArt

Thanks for the heads up, LoveisanArt.

This is amazing if it happens, I'd be up for this mission of no return.

Defo going to apply for my ticket, if it happens.

I'd be nearly 40 years old though by the time of take off, hope that wouldn't go against me!!!!.

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:50 AM
i love the idea of this, but i would rather just help by fixing and maintaining their receivers or something at the command center right here, partial glory, partial danger.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 09:25 AM
why so much sarcasm?

In the 60's when man was going to the Moon, the entire planet was hopeful and excited, now we have technology to get the first group of human kind on Mars and its a mockery? Who cares if its Dutch programing, IF is the word here. The article says the programming wouldnt be operational until 2023.. im sure the dutch would have the finance, assistance of other space programs, and the technology and insight by then.

Whats wrong with living in a pod and seeing a barren of red sand? The point is to create a settlement and possibly start a small civilization. How do you think humans got to Earth? They just sprouted out of the dirt one day with a full conscious mind?? Civilizations always start from scratch!

Not to mention the majority of the human race in society already live in pods and do the same thing everyday.. its not like your life is exciting or you wouldnt be poking around Ats your entire life critizing things
Regardless of your sarcasm or lack of insight in the Dutch space program.. this is a cool idea! We arent learning much from Rovers that pick up soil samples on a possible fixed camera.. we would learn MUCH more about Mars and how a humaniod could survive there hands on experience.

And who knows, we might encounter aliens

~ Love is an art

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 09:35 AM
link some lovely pics of mars on that site

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 09:39 AM
Oh wow I would so jump on this but my fiancee would have a problem with it. No internet and no visits

If I had nothing else in my life I would be signing up for this in a heart beat. I would just ask that they name a part of Mars after me

I think it would be awesome to be a part of something of this magnitude. It's friggin Mars!

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 09:44 AM
Was reading somewhere that the gravity on Mars is only 38% of Earths, so I'm going to speculate that unless you get free genetic engineering to be able to survive then it's going to be a horrendous visit filled with unpleasant physical side effects before the colonists die of heart problems about a year or two into their mission. Think I'll stick with Earth for a while longer.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by Griff187

wow thank you for that link.. those pics were gorgeous

We truly have no clue about Mars, as much as we listen to NASA and belive what we see in telescopes and crappy rovers.. I think there is MUCH more to Mars then meets the eye. The internet and NASA's mainstream information on this planet (or any planet for that matter) are nothing compared to what truley exists 'over there'.

First hand experience gives us the chance to fully understand the atmosphere, ground, air etc.. what looks barren to us from scopes and airbrush, might actually have life (not saying intelligent, basic orgasnisms).

Thanks for sharing that link

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:20 AM

Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Oh wow I would so jump on this but my fiancee would have a problem with it. No internet and no visits

If I had nothing else in my life I would be signing up for this in a heart beat. I would just ask that they name a part of Mars after me

I think it would be awesome to be a part of something of this magnitude. It's friggin Mars!

Yes I totally agree with you! Naming part of the planet after yourself would be pretty awesome

But being known as the first settlement on Mars would be grand! When I die over there, at least people would remember me as a pioneer in space exploration.

~ Love is an art

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:52 PM

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 06:56 PM
Well i`m not going ......... um hum .... f*** that.

They`ll send you to the I.S.S and test zombie drugs on your submissive arris.

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:03 PM
Well, if they could send one person there, why couldn't they pick that person up at a later time? Why is it a one way trip?

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