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Get away from it all

Here's your chance to get away from it all....
http://www.mars-one.com/
Maybe you would like to put your name down......or volunteer someone else.
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I can think of a few people who are already exhibiting extra-terrestrial tendencies, but not something I would personally want to take part in, maybe in another decade or two once spaceflight has gained pace and takes hours rather than years to planet hop  Wink
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I know there is a few I would sent to Coventry though, if you catch my Drift ?? Roll eyes
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Re: Get away from it all

Still think the problems on Earth should be solved before thoughts to conquering Mars and beyond are indulged.

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The T-Shirts could have been a bit jazzier  Roll eyes
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Still think the problems on Earth should be solved before thoughts to conquering Mars and beyond are indulged.

part of solving the problems is surely dispersing the population to other planets to decrease population density based problems (which to be honest the lack of employment/food/hygiene/ speed of disease spread etc etc are all based upon) 
so long as only properly trained defence/police personnel are allowed to run the crime investigation and properly trained judiciary with governors elected from the colony occur there would be little or not problem with a fairly rapid expansion program to spread humanity across the stars

the depths of depravity seen in some areas of the world cannot be eliminated but mitigating the likelihood of occurrence through smaller populations which are better policed would certainly go a hell of a long way to improving things
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Re: Get away from it all

Problems we have here at present will pale into insignificance by what's to come.
Yes I know it's a long way off but the fact remains we need to develop the technology sooner rather than too late.
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Re: Get away from it all

I'd go, ................SWMBO would insist, she wouldn't want to go alone!, she's flown ZeroG and thought it pretty good, she wants to go again!
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One way trip to Mars? Eh? Surely they'd have to bring whoever back eventually.
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the fact remains we need to develop the technology sooner rather than too late.

I'll second that!
We do need to be developing new technologies and one way of doing this is to face new challenges and problems because thats how we work - we solve problems. If we don't find problems to solve, we won't solve them.
Only by venturing out there will we start focussing on communication speeds, faster space travel etc.
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One way trip to Mars? Eh? Surely they'd have to bring whoever back eventually.

A prime example. Yes at some time someone will have to come back so at some point they'll either need to find a way to get back from Mars OR we here on earth will have to develop a two way ship that can be reused. Without putting people on Mars there would be no need for either so they wouldn't happen.
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