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Elon Musk of SpaceX: The Goal Is Mars: Would You Go to Mars?

thezilch 2012/08/02 21:40:43
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Total Recall may have gotten a makeover for a Summer blockbuster, but Elon Musk and SpaceX have their eyes on the real prize: to make visiting and living on Mars a reality.

LATIMES.COM reports:The craft that made the first commercial flight to the International Space Station was the brainchild of Elon Musk, whose ambitions reach even farther into space.
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  • P. Sturm 2012/09/15 04:59:42
    I would go to Mars
    P. Sturm
    Yes, time for a new challenge.
  • Cero 2012/08/13 17:34:23
    No thanks
    Cero
    Scared of space tbh
  • jody.cotton3 2012/08/12 16:49:13
    I would go to Mars
    jody.cotton3
    i would go today if i could,,,,,
  • Jon Bergen 2012/08/09 19:56:42
    I would go to Mars
    Jon Bergen


    We will go to Mars, and make a future for our species there and on worlds even more distant.

    Or one day perish here on Earth.

    I vote we go.

    mars future species worlds distant perish earth vote
  • Heaven 2012/08/09 16:49:09
    No thanks
    Heaven
    I'm scared of suffocating so what if something goes wrong then I'm dead floating endlessy through space. Not to mention when we take off we'll go so fast that my ears will pop and that is a horrible feeling. Plus I'm just scarede of space although it is pretty.
  • rcardon 2012/08/06 18:40:08
    I would go to Mars
    rcardon
    If I could take my family with me, you bet! If not, nah, I'll stay here with them.
  • Runaway ✩ 2012/08/06 18:22:42
    I would go to Mars
    Runaway ✩
    +2
    If I could convince them to send an aging man, whose body is no longer as capable as I wish it were - yes. I grew up expecting that man would be on Mars before the year 2000. I expected a colony on the moon, and real space stations. What do we have? Some silly little ten man tent floating around the earth, masquerading as a research station.
  • Reikyrr 2012/08/06 18:19:07
    I would go to Mars
    Reikyrr
    +1
    I would go as long as its save to live there, in its current state mars is quite deadly.
  • Runaway ✩ Reikyrr 2012/08/06 18:23:52
    Runaway ✩
    That's the reason for going - to MAKE it safe for future generations. TANSTAAFL
  • Reikyrr Runaway ✩ 2012/08/08 00:36:25
    Reikyrr
    +1
    Had to use my bro google for this, thank you google.
    TANSTAAFL means There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

    Anyway, its not much use going there if you are gonna die before accomplishing anything. Though I do like the idea of infecting other planets with the humanz I don't see how current day colonization of planets like Mars are do-able. Except for the moon perhaps.
  • zachary.c.moye 2012/08/06 16:50:51
    I would go to Mars
    zachary.c.moye
    Space is the final frontier and our only hope for survival as a species. Hell yes I would go to mars.
  • c.stuar... zachary... 2012/08/08 00:10:14
    c.stuartHardwick
    How is space a hope for survival?
  • Mike 2012/08/06 15:53:23
    I would go to Mars
    Mike
    thats located in washington , right???
  • Runaway ✩ Mike 2012/08/06 18:24:23
    Runaway ✩
    +1
    Pennsylvania, actually.
  • Nan 2012/08/06 13:27:59
    I would go to Mars
    Nan
    Sure,,,it would be a grand adventure. Sure won't happen in my lifetime though.
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/08/06 13:05:04
    No thanks
    brian.southworth.921
    Yeah, I've watched the shows on what it would take to get there and the probable problems. I would not want to endure the pressures of long space travel with the tech at hand. Nor do I like the odds of survival and the total isolation from society it would encompass. Maybe in a few hundred years, but not now.
  • Skye 2012/08/06 09:12:38
    I would go to Mars
    Skye
  • Tim 2012/08/06 08:05:26
    No thanks
    Tim
    Even though earth is crappy I've grown accustomed to it
  • DP 2012/08/06 07:18:19
    No thanks
    DP
    +1
    I don't want to contribute to the downfall of the Solar System. Look at what humans have done to the earth in their 100,00 years+ already. Luckily Mars is a wasteland already.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/08/06 07:03:13
    No thanks
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    But I have no doubt Elon can make this actually happen. He seems to be a man of his word!
  • james.bowman.146 2012/08/06 06:25:17
    I would go to Mars
    james.bowman.146
    +1
    Elon Musk is one of my favorite people on this planet :)
    Elon Musk Gary Johnson
  • addie 2012/08/06 06:23:30
    No thanks
    addie
    For what reason? I have flown around Planet earth, that is good enough for me. Well, not all the way around, but I am happy.
  • Cricket 2012/08/06 04:01:06
    I would go to Mars
    Cricket
    why not?!!
  • Centrist_Bill 2012/08/06 00:37:44
    I would go to Mars
    Centrist_Bill
    In a heartbeat. I have been into space since I was a kid watching Star trek.
  • ZenerSix 2012/08/06 00:34:18 (edited)
    No thanks
    ZenerSix
    Machines break down all the time. When my car breaks down, I don't have to worry about getting help. If anything goes wrong with the buildings or your suit on Mars, you are SCREWED. I'm not going until there's a large underground, self-sustaining habitat.
  • lennon_love 2012/08/06 00:23:30
    I would go to Mars
    lennon_love
    On a few conditions... but it'd be amazing to discover things about the universe before any other human in history (assuming the Mayans were NOT aided in their pyramid-making by aliens)!
  • c.stuar... lennon_... 2012/08/08 00:12:36
    c.stuartHardwick
    That's an extremely safe assumption.
  • Nomad58 2012/08/05 23:35:23
    I would go to Mars
    Nomad58
    Hell YEAH!!! If we could get to the Moon on a 2 Mhz CPU with 2K RAM and only 36K ROM it should be easy.

    Just make sure its a UNIX/Linux system and doesn't have any of that Windows crap interfacing the Command Systems.
  • Runaway ✩ Nomad58 2012/08/06 18:26:37
    Runaway ✩
    Heh - Linux Mint Debian would do well. Actually, any Unix-like. Yeah, you got it perfectly right!
  • Nomad58 Runaway ✩ 2012/08/07 04:49:03
    Nomad58
    When I was still programming weapon systems my team used stripped down Linux.
    Fast and secure as hell plus cross-platform interface for any browser. I hooked into NATO easy as a hot knife sliding through butter.
  • c.stuar... Nomad58 2012/08/08 00:13:37
    c.stuartHardwick
    Wait, isn't Mars a Windows Free zone by UN agreement.
  • Nomad58 c.stuar... 2012/08/08 00:31:00
    Nomad58
    +1
    For God's sake let's hope so.
    Let's make it a UN free zone too if its going to work.
  • ParkMan 2012/08/05 23:16:44
    I would go to Mars
    ParkMan
    +1
    I'd consider it very carefully as I'd be away from family for a long time and it's very dangerous. However, I think it's pretty likely I'd end up going.
  • Dan 2012/08/05 23:06:15
    No thanks
    Dan
    It just looks too dry. If it had some other colors then you might to discover more. I guess, in retrospect, if I were ever asked. I would say "YES"!
  • Nomad58 Dan 2012/08/05 23:36:49
    Nomad58
    +3
    We'll send you some water-colors.
    You just have to find the water.
  • Dan Nomad58 2012/08/06 00:29:15
    Dan
    Good reply, N
  • No One 2012/08/05 22:18:38
    I would go to Mars
    No One
    Yes I would go to Mars as if I lived there I would have much more influence on what the new culture would be like than I could have on the culture I currently live in.
  • brian.s... No One 2012/08/06 13:11:47
    brian.southworth.921
    No you wouldn't. If you don't have it now you won't have it at all. To get there you'd have to be subservient to someone else. Unless you organized a coup once you got there and had the means to defend your new claim. But by then the governments of the world will have you painted as a terrorist and a world of humans ready to defeat you. Nice dream though.
  • Ozymandias 2012/08/05 21:03:47
    I would go to Mars
    Ozymandias
    +1
    I would go to Mars if the atmosphere was like that of Earth, and the planet was terraformed and livable.
  • c.stuar... Ozymandias 2012/08/08 00:15:32
    c.stuartHardwick
    +1
    You humans are so provincial. Always wanting to BREATH and all that trot. I mean REALLY.

    ;-)
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