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#31 I Am Spamtron

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:33 PM

Yeah, we'd learn a lot from going to Mars. On the other hand... it's definitely going to cost a lot to do that.

I'm not even going to take a side on this one :lol:
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#32 DoctorShumway

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:36 PM

I just want to say... isn't a flying car just a small fucking plane?


NO BECAUSE IT'S GOT 4 WHEELS THAT FOLD UP SO IT CAN FLY AND IT LOOKS LIKE A CAR NOT A PLANE!

I don't see where the confusion is.


...maybe if they just made a nice little plane that looked like a car with really good landing wheels youd be convinced.
Last I checked most plane's wheels tend to fold up when the thing takes off anyway... how far off is that?


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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:47 PM

2 WORDS: SOLAR POWER.

NOT JOKING.


People need to take solar power seriously. It would solve a LOT of problems right now.
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#34 poizon74

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:52 PM

2 WORDS: SOLAR POWER.

NOT JOKING.


People need to take solar power seriously. It would solve a LOT of problems right now.



fucking right! and this technology has been around for years. this is what we really need to be spending time and money on! fucking right spamtron!
did I jsut say fucking right twice?
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:33 PM

2 WORDS: SOLAR POWER.

NOT JOKING.


People need to take solar power seriously. It would solve a LOT of problems right now.


Solar sails. What a convenient way to travel between solar systems. Also, super huge Ion thrusters are made of win.

EDIT:

Also, this has nothing to do with Mars, but why the fuck aren't there more wind turbines? They create jobs, and cheap energy.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 07:04 AM

Plus a lot of silicon, but I'm not sure if we have any kind of urgent silicon shortage in the near future.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

This trip to mars should be a suicide mission just get on it already. Launching from mars and returning makes the whole situation more than twice as complicated.

Given the opportunity I would go and gladly die.


I’m thinking about this when I see the get your ass to mars shirts. You can’t just jump into orbit like the moon, we have to land a fully fueled rocket on Mars if anyone wants to leave it after they land.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 02:59 PM

I always hoped for a manned Mars landing in my lifetime, but I don't think it's going to happen before 2012.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

I'm just gonna guess it's not gonna happen before 2030 now.

 

edit: And there honestly shouldn't be a rush. As much as I would LOVE for resources to be pumped into this, I can't believe people were seriously entertaining the idea of a one way trip in recent years. Reality is going to settle in and I think people aren't go to be okay with that in the end. So that delays how soon a Mars trip will happen.

 

Also, Mars One is bullshit.


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#40 XMark

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:32 PM

10 years after I started this thread, and we're not any closer to Mars. So disappointed :(

 

GET YOUR ASS TO MARS!


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:38 PM

we're still waiting for you to do it. what's the status?


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:57 PM

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

We're not at Mars yet because it's far away, takes a long time to get there, which the people on board the spaceship have to deal with radiation and food and then when they get there they have to deal with almost no atmosphere, no readily available water, and radiation.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

I made a facebook post last week about dealing with dead martian colonists. Mars needs fertilizer! Come on and do it while our culture has the petroleum!

We gotta get the amount of processed metal scrap on the moon and mars going too while fuel is cheap and plan for ways to keep space clean of micrometeorites.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

The progress of space colonization I will get to see in my lifetime could be significantly cooler with a bigger and better investment now!

Look what is spent on bogus wars and drugs and rigged housing and land prices.
The amount necessary to fund this is the amount eaten up by corruption and greed. Boo.
The mothership cant return until we have an offworld colony and are all one nation under a groove,
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