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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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  • Golden Panther 2012/08/03 21:28:03
    No thanks
    Golden Panther
    No thanks, but I love for obumbo and his fellow communist, Muslim, and racists travelers to make a one way trip.
  • vicNav45 Golden ... 2012/08/04 02:36:29
    vicNav45
    That is a great idea! We could have Pelosi the train wreck drive the thing straight into the crater of Olympus Mons.
  • harley oldman 2012/08/03 20:29:00
    I would go to Mars
    harley oldman
    If the Wheat Cracker is reelected I would be happy to go.
  • IcyUranus 2012/08/03 20:12:05
    I would go to Mars
    IcyUranus
    I would definitely consider going to Mars, but I am absolutely sure that I would never survive going to Uranus.

    uranus rings
  • Airhead 2012/08/03 19:18:17 (edited)
    I would go to Mars
    Airhead
    +1
    ...and defend the Earth from the demonic invasion!

    doom
  • Steve 2012/08/03 19:02:17
    No thanks
    Steve
    +1
    I would rather go to Hawaii. Hula dancers are mighty pretty!
  • 3052457 2012/08/03 18:47:28
  • Swordfish 2012/08/03 18:09:26
    No thanks
    Swordfish
    +2
    There's nothing interesting on Mars. It's just a giant red rock.
  • Neutron... Swordfish 2012/08/03 23:33:10
    NeutronBomb
    lol true
  • Scott 2012/08/03 18:03:17
    No thanks
    Scott
    +2
    No, I'll take a pass. But I'd gladly send the US Senate!
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/08/03 17:39:44 (edited)
    No thanks
    Common Sense Conservative
    LOL, it's a gazillion degrees there. WHY?

    For those that said yes, do you know it would be suicide?
  • 3052457 Common ... 2012/08/03 18:50:11
  • Illjwamh 3052457 2012/08/04 08:48:52
    Illjwamh
    +1
    27's actually quite warm. Of course the former temps are probably more the norm.

    All we need's a bit more atmosphere, some CO2 and methane, and we could greenhouse it up a bit. Mind, it would take a while, but every little bit helps, eh?

    The trick is generating a magnetosphere to guard us from solar and cosmic radiation.
  • 3052457 Illjwamh 2012/08/04 15:55:18
  • Common ... 3052457 2012/08/06 01:46:51
    Common Sense Conservative
    Water, oxygen, food?
  • 3052457 Common ... 2012/08/06 02:01:30
  • Common ... 3052457 2012/08/06 06:43:33
    Common Sense Conservative
    LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL.

    Brilliant!!!
  • 3052457 Common ... 2012/08/06 15:03:58
  • Common ... 3052457 2012/08/06 16:16:33
    Common Sense Conservative
    Yea, the internet will keep you fed and watered really well. Have fun there
  • RoxLight13 2012/08/03 17:31:46
    I would go to Mars
    RoxLight13
    Once travel is safe and effective then I would.
  • dePSyChO 2012/08/03 17:28:20
    I would go to Mars
    dePSyChO
    +1
    There is no God, and so as humans, we must become gods ourselves. This means things like going to Mars, and creating nuclear fission, and reaching the Singularity.

    Humanity must carve its own path in this harsh universe. We need to overcome everything until we ourselves can't be overcome.
  • ScatterJoy! 2012/08/03 17:08:54
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/08/03 17:07:23
    No thanks
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +2
    Prefer to go to Australia really...
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/08/03 16:51:06
  • beavith1 2012/08/03 16:46:09 (edited)
    I would go to Mars
    beavith1
    in a heartbeat... although the moon or asteroids would be OK, too.
  • Danielle Mawson 2012/08/03 16:25:21
    I would go to Mars
    Danielle Mawson
    +2
    1000% YES!!
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/08/03 16:17:48
    I would go to Mars
    dear•LT13☻
    less people = less morons!
  • Illjwamh dear•LT13☻ 2012/08/04 08:50:05
    Illjwamh
    +1
    *ahem*

    I believe you mean FEWER morons.

    =P
  • dear•LT13☻ Illjwamh 2012/08/04 14:31:34
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/08/03 16:04:54
  • Claybern 2012/08/03 16:00:36
    I would go to Mars
    Claybern
    +1
    Why not.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/08/03 15:47:04
    No thanks
    BlackwinterG36C
    +2
    Only when its full of 3 breasted women like in Total Recall.
  • Mr. Smith 2012/08/03 15:33:19
    No thanks
    Mr. Smith
    +1
    Nope. That sounds like a one-way ticket to me. I'm also a husband and father, my responsibilities are here on earth!
  • dePSyChO Mr. Smith 2012/08/03 17:29:10
    dePSyChO
    Why would it be a one-way trip?
  • Mr. Smith dePSyChO 2012/08/03 17:35:30
    Mr. Smith
    Seriously? The risks of going to Mars and back successfully are not trivial, the chances of a malfunction are quite high!
  • dePSyChO Mr. Smith 2012/08/03 18:24:38
    dePSyChO
    +1
    So were the chances when we went to the moon, or built the International Space Station. But we did it. We went to the moon, and we have people living in space for months at a time.

    Plus, even if you did die on Mars, it'd be an honor to be the first human to die on another planet.
  • Mr. Smith dePSyChO 2012/08/03 19:32:24
    Mr. Smith
    I wouldn't have gone to the moon either. Not my cup of tea.

    And I'm more honored being a father to my kids than being the first to die on another planet.......
  • dePSyChO Mr. Smith 2012/08/03 22:13:03
    dePSyChO
    But going to the moon is just...can you not appreciate the magnitude of going to the moon? It's insanely amazing.

    Then I guess it's just personal preference. I'd hope that my family would understand the honor of being the first human to die on another planet.
  • Mr. Smith dePSyChO 2012/08/03 22:59:23
    Mr. Smith
    Not arguing the magnitude. It's one of the most amazing feats of human engineering and technology in the history of man-kind. No question.......but to be the human being going into space takes a certain type of person, I know that person is not me. And I'm not going to pretend it is and I'm not going to romanticize being the first to die on another planet, you're still dead, not good.......
  • dePSyChO Mr. Smith 2012/08/04 14:18:12
    dePSyChO
    You'll die one day anyway, whether it's on the Moon or here on Earth, or even on Mars.

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