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We are not going to get a man alive to Mars. No way in sin are we going to colonize Mars. It is just not going to happen at all. Am I right?

Sleep storage. Radiation poisoning. Proper bodily functions. Brain anomalies. No way.

Posted - July 1


  • 43677
    I agree. It is a waste of money and resources. It serves no purpose.
      July 1, 2023 1:48 PM MDT

  • 2991
    Agreed it is a loosing proposition.  No point whatsoever, there are other places in the universe that would make more sense to occupy.  We need more exploration in space to find the right place. 

      July 1, 2023 4:27 PM MDT

  • 12950
    Who is insisting we go there?
      July 1, 2023 5:04 PM MDT

  • 1619
    Administration (NASA)
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is training four people to live on planet Mars this summer. While the endeavor to send humans to the neighbouring planet on the part of the US space agency is not new, the four 'Martians' will be part of NASA's human exploration expedition.
    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at July 1, 2023 7:42 PM MDT
      July 1, 2023 5:21 PM MDT

  • 10323
    Maybe you guys won't but Nanoose Bay will. We have been  re-building a crashed UFO for the past 20 years on the Nanoose Bay Maritime test range. There is only about a million more little pieces to put back together and then off we go. Actually the Nanoose Bay Maritime test range is a Canadian Navy base. I bet there are a  few military bases around the World that have a crashed UFO and the technology that is in them will be what gets man to mars and beyond.  Cheers and happy weekend! This post was edited by Nanoose at July 2, 2023 9:01 PM MDT
      July 1, 2023 6:21 PM MDT

  • 1619
    Too cool. Hey umm.. one friend and the other talks my ear off about a million musicians and one is heavy metal edge and classical rock edge and the other is rockabilly bluegrass and between the two I am torn apart and they just don't get a long. This must be some kind of macro joke huh? My friends play guitar and go to hundreds of concerts apiece or something. In two weeks I am going to see Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters for the 6t time. Me no exaggerato! My bluegrass one was all hyper diaper about King Crimson and company and in that way, my 65 and 62 year old friends love anything to do with king Crimson period! How many musicians can you name game! Loud and proud nowed..ya! I listen to George Thorogood on my 50 watt along with an old The Broken Homes straight Line through time old from San Fran. Message music! My oldest friend said Iron butterfly made mistakes when I took him In 1990 and I resent it This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at July 1, 2023 7:42 PM MDT
      July 1, 2023 7:17 PM MDT

  • 10323
    I was in the Kiss Army so I could name millions of musicians and win the Musicians Name Game. I was thinking you might enjoy Roxy Roller by Sweeny Tod so I included a link to it. Sweeny Tod is a old Vancouver Island musician and he played a part in me deciding to move from Ontario to Vancouver Island. Cheers!

    This post was edited by Nanoose at July 2, 2023 11:49 AM MDT
      July 2, 2023 8:52 AM MDT

  • 1619
    I might Roxy Roller soon. Ubu Pere too. I had a Kiss friend in the 70's who continually said: Anybody who says Kiss sucks sucks! I went for a walk with him with his shiny long black hair and long trenchcoat and black pumps and he still is a wild Italianesque guy who turned big biker that's all. But he is all over the place in music. I dont have his Italian surreal and social bonhomie appeal. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at July 2, 2023 11:49 AM MDT
      July 2, 2023 10:11 AM MDT

  • 3637
    I think you are right.

    It would be a one-way suicide trip, with a very long journey even to reach the planet, followed by the problem of landing safely, then the problem of supporting the crew's lives on a cold desert with no breathable atmosphere and no certain natural water supply near the site.

    Then.... assuming no-one has succumbed to serious injury or illness in their long time away from Earth, how do they return home? Although Mars' force of gravity is a little over one-third of Earth's, it would still need a very powerful rocket to be able to escape it in a craft loaded with people and supplies. And powerful rockets need a lot of fuel and proper launching facilities.... all presumably ferried there, along with food, water and medical supplies, by remotely-piloted spacecraft in the years before the manned flight. Though how do you build a space-port by radio?

    Mars is not a place for humans. The Moon is difficult and hazardous enough. Leave surface exploration of Mars to remotely-controlled equipment: if it breaks down or falls over (as 'Beagle' did) you've lost a very costly piece of machinery but killed no person.

    As for humans visiting other planets... forget it. Mars is our neighbour, and that is distant and bleak enough. There are no others in the Solar System that humans could step onto. Even if you could travel at near light speed it would take literally years to reach anywhere else that might just be hospitable - a quality we would not know without actually going there. I don't know if planets have been detected around it, but our nearest star is four light-years away; and the most we could determine about them if they do exist, are their sizes, masses and gravitational attraction.

    That's just for exploration and research; not fulfilling colonial fantasies.

    The colony idea, sometimes offered as a solution to our over-populating, over-exploiting and over-polluting Earth, is just rhubarb! 
      July 3, 2023 4:57 PM MDT

  • 16032
    With current tech, absolutely. But never say never - they used to say the same thing about the Moon. And a paper was published, Man Will Not Fly For a Thousand Years, less than a decade before Wilbur and Orville did it.
      July 3, 2023 5:01 PM MDT

  • 3637
    That is true, it is unsafe to say "never"; but you can't beat human biology, the laws of physics and the scale of even the Solar System, let alone galaxy. They would all combine in one huge Law of Diminishing Returns.

    In fact that paper you cite was even closer to the first manned, powered-aircraft flight - the Wrights were not the first. Someone else in America had already managed a short flight; and that was pre-dated by one in England though I think un-manned.  The Wright family manoeuvred the history in their favour.
      July 3, 2023 5:12 PM MDT

  • 327
    Ack ack ack ack ack
      July 3, 2023 6:04 PM MDT

  • 2131
    Ack ack ack ack ack - you oughta know by now.  Who needs a house out in Hackensack? Is that all you get for your money?
      July 3, 2023 6:44 PM MDT

  • 16032
    It seems such a waste of time
    If that's what it's all about
    Mama if that's movin' up then I'm
    Movin' out
      July 3, 2023 11:15 PM MDT