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Post Want to go to Mars?
Further to our earlier discussion of human off-Earth migration, how would you like to go to Mars? How about if it were a one-way trip?

Here's the video for the short version of the story. These folks want to use private money, gathered mostly by ticket sales to and sponsorships of the attendant media events, to send teams of four people to Mars every two years, beginning in 2023, to settle that planet, with no possibility of return to Earth. What an extraordinary undertaking that would be! I think the odds of long-term survival of any individual on Mars would be slim, but with a steady resupply of colonists? I find it an intriguing idea, and likely would volunteer if I were in my early 20s.

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How do you spell "Croatan" in Martian?

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JamesGifford wrote:
How do you spell "Croatan" in Martian?


With a capital "Cro". :lol:

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Post Re: Want to go to Mars?
Is there any evidence that these people can do more than make web sites and videos?


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Well, one of them managed to win a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999, at least if this is the same Dutch effort that Gerard T'Hooft is involved in.

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