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How much will we destroy *pristine* mars as we colonize it?

Terraform it. "Terra" mean "not mars anymore"!
6 (54.5%)
Don't work hard to change it, but i'm not washing my hands before i touch mars rocks.
3 (27.3%)
Lets throw our garbage and dead bodies outside. that'll change it slowly i guess.
2 (18.2%)
lets make a biodome and never contaminate outside it.
0 (0%)

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Author Topic: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!  (Read 23378 times)

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Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« on: July 20, 2012, 03:03:52 PM »
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so. lets plan how to go to mars.
Uh. how do you start planning a trip to mars anyway?
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 03:17:44 PM »
Didn't you cover this on one of the shows?
First step: Make a reality TV show :p
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 03:23:50 PM »
First step: Make a reality TV show :p

Hahaha, I really hope that never actually comes to fruition, crazy people.

But the first thing I think is do we come back or not? I vote not.

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 03:31:37 PM »
On a more serious note:
Are we assuming the current level of space technology and infrastructure?

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But the first thing I think is do we come back or not? I vote not.

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 03:37:04 PM »
Shall we go with current tech but +15 years and the idea that planning would start now, so we could say a spaceship with nuclear propulsion might be feasible?

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 03:44:45 PM »
Firstly I think we have to properly organize ourselves, and make sure each one of us understands his or her role in this mission. For example, am I going to end up being the jackass who gets killed in an ironic way? I was hoping for comic relief, but I'm not sure I can pull off being a stereotype that well.
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 03:56:46 PM »
Well i'm English so i'm sure there's a fair few characters I could be on this journey... I'd like the guy who brings lots of gravitas but I skipped the requisite Shakespearean acting classes growing up so I think i'm stuck with evil guy or person who's going to Mars to bring sense and sensibility to the natives in the name of the Queen.

Also I will be forcing us to bring large quantities of tea to Mars, sorry if that adds to issues with weight at launch.

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 04:01:27 PM »
do we want mars to be pristine forever, or are we going to contaminate it with our germs?

specifically, what do we do with all the dead bodies?
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 04:12:01 PM »
do we want mars to be pristine forever, or are we going to contaminate it with our germs?

specifically, what do we do with all the dead bodies?

I think turn them into compost...

Also yes, contaminate it all MUAHAHAHAAH, my plan involves nuclear propulsion and then using the spacecraft engine as a nuclear reactor to provide energy for everything when we get there... so I guess I am not thinking paticularly about any life that may be on Mars that we would be destroying.

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 04:30:28 PM »
i'm going to add a poll to this thread to answer the question of whether we will destroy mars as we settle it!
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 04:34:01 PM »

I think turn them into compost...

Also yes, contaminate it all MUAHAHAHAAH, my plan involves nuclear propulsion and then using the spacecraft engine as a nuclear reactor to provide energy for everything when we get there...

those are probably pretty good ideas?
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 05:06:09 PM »
Teraforming
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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 05:32:23 PM »
I second the idea of a one way trip.

Also, I want to be the emotionally scarred guy who doesn't want to talk about his past, doesn't like to socialize but in the end the only thing he needed was love <3.

If that spot is taken, I take the horrible alien that gets to kill the first astronaut stupid enough to walk alone into the dark.

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 05:41:19 PM »
So let me get this straight;
At the moment it's a one way trip using nuclear propulsion where Lynx Cat gets killed by Daneel and I use the dead body as compost for my tea garden? 

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Re: Lets Plan to Go to mars! The THREAD!
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 08:38:23 PM »
I volunteer to build the robot that ends up turning on its creators.
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