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Group Plans Mars Settlement: Would You Live on Mars?

Daryl 2012/08/13 21:00:00
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MYFOXNY.COM reports:
A company called Mars One is planning to settle Mars by the year 2023 by sending people on a one-way rocket ride to the red planet.

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  • Transqu... carrotcat 2012/08/14 05:47:59
    Transquesta
    +1
    That's a WHOLE LOT of lawn mowing. :-)
  • carrotcat Transqu... 2012/08/15 03:49:46
    carrotcat
    +1
    Haha I think I'll turn into a pimp ;)
  • Transqu... carrotcat 2012/08/15 04:36:08
    Transquesta
    +1
    There's sure as hell more money in it. :-)
  • A Founding Father 2012/08/14 03:35:06
    No
    A Founding Father
    +1
    Here is a chance for all the unhappy RWNJs who hate the U.S. with it's "government" and "socialism" and "taxes", and "minorities", and everything else, to move to a place with none of these distractions from "liberty" Just think, get up in the morning and you can walk for a week or a month and never encounter any rules, traffic, black persons, and no one ever need file a tax return. Go for it, sign up today, make this a "movement" to remember.
  • drdos1943 2012/08/14 03:24:45 (edited)
    No
    drdos1943
    +1
    Mars would be a one-way trip for anyone who stayed there for even a short period of time. You could never return to Earth. Mar's mass is less than one third that of the Earth's and therefore its gravity is also less than one third. If you weighed 150 lbs on Earth, you'd weigh about 50 lbs on Mars. Every muscle in your body, including your heart, would adjust to the lesser weight and stress. If you did return, you probably would not even be able to stand up and your heart would give out almost immediately. We know this because a Russian astronaut in tip top physical shape, having returned from space after about a month (his space capsule not designed to produce artificial gravity like the space station pictured in "2001, a Space Odyssey"), had to be carried from from his landing craft and died from a heart attack a short time thereafter. There is no way to create artificial gravity on a planet.
  • Steve J drdos1943 2012/08/14 10:14:57
    Steve J
    What are you talking about? How come the American astronauts who landed on the moon in 1969 returned safely and continued to live healthily on earth? In fact Neil Armstrong is still alive!
  • drdos1943 Steve J 2012/08/14 11:37:22 (edited)
    drdos1943
    They were not on the moon very long. When I wrote "short period of time," I should have been more explicit. For each person it would be different, probably about two to three months or less on Mars. On the moon, with only 10% the gravity of Earth, perhaps a month, or so, maybe more or less...just a guess.

    All astronauts, while in space, have to do rigorous exercise every day to slow down the process; but muscle deterioration is inevitable.

    Think about the converse. Suppose that you were to travel to Jupiter from Earth. It's easy to create artificial gravity in outer space in a space capsule or space ship, so getting there would be no problem. Jupiter's gravity is more than 2 and a half times that of Earth. If it were possible to set foot on its surface, that 150 lb person on Earth would suddenly weigh nearly 400 lbs.

    If that 150 lb person's body were to adjust to the moon's gravity, upon returning to Earth, he would be as if he suddenly weighed about 1500 lbs.....get the picture?
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/08/14 03:22:34
    Yes
    Your Favorite Nerd
    My former home :P
  • juicebox07 2012/08/14 03:14:07
    No
    juicebox07
    +2
    I always thought based on science that it was impossible for Mars to retain life. I wouldn't chance it.
  • Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/14 03:06:07
    Yes
    Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    If only for the ability to inject the comment, quite casually, "I've been to Mars." into a normal conservation. :)
  • Redneck 2012/08/14 02:49:59 (edited)
    No
    Redneck
    the most poluted disgusting desert in the world is better than mars on its best day. Atleast you can run your O2 tank empty and live. When they have Boone and Crocket whitetailed bucks and large mouth bass, I'll definately consider it.
  • Nick A 2012/08/14 02:48:57
    Yes
    Nick A
    +2
    at the end of my life when i have nothing to lose. right now theres too much i want to accomplish on earth.
  • joewhite612 2012/08/14 02:46:17
  • phil 2012/08/14 02:40:11
    No
    phil
    Good for them keep it. I want Sun surf and t v
  • uguess 2012/08/14 02:37:42
    Yes
    uguess
    +2
    in a new york second! where do I join up! yahoo bombs away
  • Transqu... uguess 2012/08/14 05:49:21
    Transquesta
    +1
    One of the all-time best movie scenes right there!
  • Flamingolady 2012/08/14 02:33:47
  • spencerc143 2012/08/14 02:33:28
    Yes
    spencerc143
    Not permanatly
  • Kid Neon 2012/08/14 02:30:39
  • eagle8 2012/08/14 02:26:51
    No
    eagle8
    I might go visit though
  • Stacee 2012/08/14 02:01:33
    Yes
    Stacee
    To get away from all this madness? Hell yes
  • barby k... Stacee 2012/08/14 05:33:27
  • peaches 2012/08/14 01:56:04
    No
    peaches
    +5
    The Earth is beautiful. There's no way I'm leaving it.
    nature
    nature
    nature
    nature
  • gary peaches 2012/08/14 03:34:17
    gary
    +1
    your nuts it's all a illusion. you better get off this hell hole.
  • peaches gary 2012/08/15 02:11:30
    peaches
    Funny, I'm pretty sure I've seen the Earth before, and I think that some places are quite beautiful. It's people that can make it less than amazing.
  • exhon2009 peaches 2012/08/14 04:10:53
    exhon2009
    +1
    You don't want a condo with a view of the 70,000 foot volcano Olympic Mons in your front picture window?
  • peaches exhon2009 2012/08/15 02:11:44
    peaches
    +1
    Nope! lol
  • freespire 2012/08/14 01:43:21
    Yes
    freespire
    +1
    that yes is a maybe as you didn't offer the freedom of choice here.

    it would depend on what they are offering for someone to move and what types of civiled laws they are looking to impose. then we have to consider the basic for life to survive what are they providing?
  • nat75 2012/08/14 01:29:28
    No
    nat75
    i might if i could live there for a few years and then return back to earth but if it was a one way ticket, i wouldnt want to leave earth forever and my family and friends.
  • drdos1943 nat75 2012/08/14 03:30:03 (edited)
    drdos1943
    From my previous post..... Mars would be a one-way trip for anyone who stayed there for even a short period of time. You could never return to Earth. Mar's mass is less than one third that of the Earth's and therefore its gravity is also less than one third. If you weighed 150 lbs on Earth, you'd weigh about 50 lbs on Mars. Every muscle in your body, including your heart, would adjust to the lesser weight and stress. If you did return, you probably would not even be able to stand up and your heart would give out almost immediately. We know this because a Russian astronaut in tip top physical shape, having returned from space after about a month (his space capsule not designed to produce artificial gravity like the space station pictured in "2001, a Space Odyssey"), had to be carried from from his landing craft and died from a heart attack a short time thereafter. There is no way to create artificial gravity on a planet.
  • nat75 drdos1943 2012/08/14 12:00:41
    nat75
    +1
    well i assumed it would be a one way ticket, but i was just saying if somehow we could return then i would maybe want to live there. but if we cant return like you are saying then no thanks
  • drdos1943 nat75 2012/08/14 12:30:42
    drdos1943
    +1
    I'm no environmentalist nut; but we are destroying our planet. It might be a good idea to take care of her a little better without going overboard. The Earth has the ability to take care of itself; and one day she just might "take care" of us as well.
  • Dyonus 2012/08/14 01:21:06
    Yes
    Dyonus
    It's always been my dream to visit other places outside of Earth. Even though I put "yes," I would say that Mars would be nice to visit rather than live. (And by visit, I mean for about 5 years or so and then come back.)
  • drdos1943 Dyonus 2012/08/14 12:32:24
    drdos1943
    After living on Mars for more than a few months, you could never come back.
  • Shahd 2012/08/14 01:20:44
    Yes
    Shahd
    Fun
  • Sexuallobster 2012/08/14 01:03:29
  • Dyonus Sexuall... 2012/08/14 01:19:46
    Dyonus
    +4
    Wait...God didn't create any of the other planets? Just Earth? Huh...I have a whole new outlook on our system of planets.
  • Sexuall... Dyonus 2012/08/14 02:19:57
    Sexuallobster
    That was my Westborro Baptist impression :P
  • Dyonus Sexuall... 2012/08/14 02:38:37
    Dyonus
    +1
    Oh, okay. Nicely done.
  • Keegan ... Sexuall... 2012/08/14 03:31:34
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +2
    You know you've done a good job when your impression sounds so close to reality that I'm convinced you're serious.

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