US Sargeant says he's willing to lead a one way mission to Mars.

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  1. Dark_Convoy

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    http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/26/one-way-mission-to-mars-us-soldiers-will-go/

     
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    I'm going to save my money and buy a ticket on the first commercial launch of Virgin's space shuttle. Then I will kill every last man, woman and child on board and aim the shuttle for mars.

    Whether I land safely or even live halfway through the two-year voyage, I will still be remembered in the history books as the first man on mars.

    And for all my space murders.

    EDIT: man you are missing my point
     
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    It only takes about 10 months to get to Mars.
     
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    as neat as it sounds... i dunno, i can't see them doing it unless there was a return trip plan... otherwise it's pretty much a suicide trip. people would protest, it would be very controversial.
     
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    As controversial it is, I think there would be quite a few people willing to do it. Hell, I'd consider doing it.
     
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    Man the length some people will go to get away from nagging spouses.
     
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    I don't think the issue is that there are not people unwilling... I thinkt here are lots of people throughout history willing to 'sail over the edge of the world'

    But I guess my position is "what's the point?"

    Unless we have a plan for people to terraform and colonize once there, I am not sure what the goal is other than human sacrifice. At least when people went into the seas on a boat they took what they would need to make a new life with them but they needed the new place to be able to support them.
     
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    Fuckin' money.

    Be all you can be, Sergeant Ruth!
     
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    Wot's the big deal? We could learn alot from him. Ya know, when he starts to get,................SPACE.................MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    i think it's a great concept...but like ferret said, there's no doubt it would end in space murder and mars cabin fever. sounds more like an idea for a sci-fi slasher flick.
     
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    No-one's terraformed the top of Mt Everest either. Yet people still climb it. There is something hugely alluring about journeying into the unknown like this; hell, I'd do it.
     
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    I think it is a very interesting idea, and personally something I would rather enjoy seeing come to fruition. Yes it would be, essentially, a suicide mission, but him being a soldier, it wouldn't be much different from anything done in the military, but rather than possibly dying for conflict it would be for human expansion, for finding that new world. I dunno that it'll ever happen, but I think the idea is something to be considered.
     
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    But there is a reasonable and plausible return trip from Everest even though people die up there all the time.

    If the trip was designed to be 1-way, especially knowing once to the destination you can't survive, I am not sure I understand it. If it was a round-trip that was just risky then I would support people risking their lives.
     
  15. Dark_Convoy

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    I think the idea is to survive though, set up green houses and hydroponics and such.
     
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    How incredibly cool would it be to be the first outer space mass murderer?
     
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    Ill wait til they have routes that take you to Saturn. Ive heard that place not only rocks but rings as well. he he
     
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    I doubt NASA would do it. Sending some one off to what is ultimately there death on purpose doesn't seem like the sort of thing they would do. That being said I would bet some organization or nation out there would be willing to fund it.
     
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    Interesting idea to be sure. I don't think that any of the current space agencies in the game would be up to it. China's space agency might, but they're out to prove themselves and have seem to have a culture of results over risk.
     
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    That would be cool if it was possible...

    But I think the undertaking to do that would be a serious operation and require a large crew. If it was at all possible. Is Mars capable of supporting life? They can't live in space suits forever.
     

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