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    Applicants sought for one-way flight to Mars - RTÉ News

    So this private company in the Netherlands is looking for volunteers to travel on a one way ticket to Mars in 2023. Already, different sources put applicants at between 10,000 and 40,000.

    The voyage will send two males and two females in the first mission and the same again every two years thereafter.

    They will become self sufficient in a lab, growing their own food. They will live ''normal'' lives inside the lab but will need to dawn a suit if venturing out into the red planet itself.

    It would be some experience but harrowing to think that you are stuck up there.

    It is hoped the colony will eventually reach 80k people and that you can buy a ticket to live there for .5million$ in years to come.

    I wonder what the temptations to procreate will be amongst the first voyagers if they are capable of reproducing. Having the first child not born on earth...

    The experience has been dubbed by some as a radical big brother where we will all be able to view their voyage and subsequent experience of living on the red planet. My worry is, after we get bored of it, they are stuck there.

    Well, would anyone consider going?
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    Volunteer ex-girlfriends / ex-boyfriends, horrible bosses etc. You'll never see them again......
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    Volunteer ex-girlfriends / ex-boyfriends, horrible bosses etc. You'll never see them again......
    Or...they would become global icons representing the finest of human endeavour while you sit at home, sulking
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    No way man..... them fecking klingons and Ming the Merciless


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    It was only going to be a matter of time before someone would think of trying it. The big thing though will be how to access a constant supply of water and what natural resources will the colony be able to utilise (and how? given the conditions) when it needs to expand.

    It is interesting to see they are going to build the first part of the settlement using robots.

    I would have concerns that the colony would need constant back up from earth and wouldn't be self financing as the distance is currently too great to make transporting valuable metals or minerals back to earth.
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    Can we send Gimmemore ?
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    The planet appears to be so terraformable that there would be no need to send a living person there. A corpse would suffice and let nature run its course.

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    Could we send Bertie? Too bad about the suffering of the other voyagers....but sure if they snapped and threw him out the airlock what could we do about it.

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    4 people for year 1
    8 people for year 2
    12 people for year 3

    How long do you reckon it would be until we saw our first mental breakdown and/or murder in space?

    And nowhere for them to go...

    Anyone who applies for this will need to be a bit f***in' nuts in the first place...

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    Times are a changing a time machine....can we wipe out the last 5 years Micheál?
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