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User Topic: You can apply for a one way trip to Mars. Seriously.
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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, April 29th (Monday)

If I was single without kids, I'd seriously consider it. It would be ridiculously dangerous, but a massive milestone in human history. Would you go?

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Default  Posted: 8:19 PM, April 29th (Monday)

If I didn't have my dogs, definitely. It would upset my Mom but what an adventure!

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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, April 29th (Monday)

No Way...

I can't do the solitude and I'd miss SI too much.

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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Too bad this is off topic. I know who I would love to send.

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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I have plenty of Off Topic people I would like to sign up for it.

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Default  Posted: 12:03 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

May I send my nomination?

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Posts: 2388 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
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Default  Posted: 12:41 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

If it weren't for family, I'd go in a second. You'd never again be able to walk outside, or see a lake, have a pizza delivered, or just about anything else, but your name would live forever and easily eclipse Neil Armstrong.

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Default  Posted: 9:47 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

I have at *least* a dozen people to nominate, LOL

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Default  Posted: 10:29 AM, April 30th (Tuesday)

I'm calling it. Vaporware scam. If they had a real and reliable habitation unit it would be MASSIVE news.

Though maybe there was massive news and I missed it. I will allow myself to be excited if someone slaps me with a URWRONG link.


yeah, vaporware IMO:

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Default  Posted: 12:49 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

If I can bring my kids, I'd go in a heart beat. I think a few million miles between me and "a-certain-person-who-shall-not-be-named-in-fear-of-getting-this-thread-moved" should be good

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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, May 1st (Wednesday)

You'd never again be able to walk outside, or see a lake, have a pizza delivered.............

Wait, no pizza delivery? There's my deal breaker.

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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, May 1st (Wednesday)

The other key piece of the mission the Mars One team skirted over at Monday’s press conference is funding. The first manned mission, they said, will cost six billion US dollars. They didn’t say whether that figure includes research and development or any of the early cargo missions, nor did they say what levels of funding they have secured. They only said that they will raise the money for the mission by broadcasting the whole process on TV. Their model for this decision is the Olympics. Last year’s Summer Olympics in London turned a profit of about $4 billion through TV broadcast rights and ad revenue. And as the Mars One team pointed out, that was only a three week event. The Mars One mission will be broadcast over years. The idea is that as we get to know the crews, we’ll be taken into their stories. It’s the human side of this mission that is so important. That’s the side that will sell.
Uhm, yeah, also the big brands will only buy ads if they can also do product placement. So what will be the official Cola of the Mars colony.

Of course this is not the first promise of a trip to mars based on advertising:

Free — free
a trip to Mars
for 900
empty jars

One respondent, Arlyss French, who was the owner of a Red Owl grocery store, did submit 900 empty jars; the company replied: "If a trip to Mars / you earn / remember, friend / there's no return."

Your mileage may vary... in accordance with the prophecy.

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Default  Posted: 2:59 PM, May 1st (Wednesday)

this reminds me of that Russian cosmonaut that they launched into orbit with no supplies/no plan for return.

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Posts: 5397 | Registered: Mar 2008 | From: deliverance land
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Default  Posted: 3:42 PM, May 2nd (Thursday)

You know, I hope they do move forward with this scam. It's a great way for them to fabricate jobs, and even knowing they are well aware they're just trying to take home cash it will generate a technology push and real world applications of "We know this won't work because of those guys from mars one" which is useful information.

ofc what I expect will happen is they'll take in a bunch of donations and a lot of ad revenue for a few years then buckle under and disappear with a few dedicated idealists holding a bag full of cynicism.

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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, May 2nd (Thursday)

Thought I'd read in the news today that the current application count is over 20k!

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