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#1 May 07 2013 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/more-than-20000-people-apply-for-one-way-ticket-to-mars/

http://applicants.mars-one.com/

Weyland-Yutani Interplanetary Media Group is arranging a manned colonization mission to Mars, conceived as a sort-of reality show where contestants compete for the right to get shipped off of the planet for eternity. Bizarre, and inauspicious, but I suspect we'll be seeing more and more of this sort of thing. Technical and logistical details are sparse, as could probably be expected.

Let's assume, for teh lulz, that such a mission is perfectly viable, and that we've the ability to provide a reasonable facsimile of regular ol' terrestrial life out in the cold, dark, nether regions of deepest space (i.e: something approximating an actual toilet, more than 2 cubic feet of living space):

Would you ever consider leaving earth to occupy a space colony, be it on-planet or in-space?
Beam me up, mother@#%^er:11 (45.8%)
Not a chance, I'll be fighting for the United Earth Empire against the Colonial Rebel Alliance:5 (20.8%)
Only if I can be a space pirate:5 (20.8%)
Only if I can be a space bounty hunter:3 (12.5%)
Total:24


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#2 May 07 2013 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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Bah, no second poll : /

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#3 May 07 2013 at 8:09 AM Rating: Good
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Went with Space Bounty Hunter, and your second poll didn't have any option for security officer. Smiley: glare

Also, would we get to take pictures with the famous Mars Rover ***** drawing?
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You failed at linking.


And no, there's no beer on Mars so I ain't going there.
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Yes, but only if free travel between colonies and Earth is available. Restriction free, not cost free.
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And no, there's no beer on Mars so I ain't going there.

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Will the tri-tit hookers be provided, or will we have to mutate our own?
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How exactly would we go about mutating an additional sweater puppy, anyway? Have someone get bitten by a radioactive cow?
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Wouldn't that get you one big boob with multiple nipples?
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I can't think of any three boobed animals.
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Where's the Space Booty Hunter option?

Or is that the same as pirate? ARGGHH

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You just have to radiate one breast just enough that it triggers the cells to divide and grow another.
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Either that or it grows teeth, and the next John is empowered by the proportionate strength and speed of a gazonga.
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I'd go, but I wouldn't want to be first-wave. Establish a colony and make sure people can actually survive, and send me out a decade later.
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Links fixed. I got called out for a meeting just as I was pressing "post".

Anyways, this reality show angle is pretty odd. I gather you can rate prospective "astronauts" based on their submission videos. So get ready for the 2016 Colonial Mission to Mars crewlist:

- Tron guy
- Dramatic Gopher
- Stephen Colbert
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And Steven Taylor for a ******** theme song.

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I'm almost certain I posted a poll about this once (would you live on a moon colony) but damned if I can find it.

Huh. It looks like the search function is only going back a limited amount. For instance, a search for me saying "Window" says the first time I said it here was in 2010. A search for "Bush" only went back to mid-2009 Smiley: dubious

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I'm almost certain I posted a poll about this once (would you live on a moon colony) but damned if I can find it.


Mmm, you're the The Simpsons of the forum. The rest of us just rehash your old plot lines.
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So, yes, like the Simpsons.
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Kim Stanley Robinson already did this scenario. Only one person *didn't* lie on his psychological test. The filming member was universally hated, and it only took 8 months before everyone else rebelled and refused to be filmed live during their daily activities. They sent a psychiatrist with the crew, because they'd need one, but it didn't particularly help, because it takes a certain kind of someone who wants to leave EVERYTHING behind in their own lives in the first place. The psychiatrist went mad first, and was singularly less helpful than he could have been to the others. However the first murder didn't take place for years.
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Kim Stanley Robinson already did this scenario. Only one person *didn't* lie on his psychological test. The filming member was universally hated, and it only took 8 months before everyone else rebelled and refused to be filmed live during their daily activities. They sent a psychiatrist with the crew, because they'd need one, but it didn't particularly help, because it takes a certain kind of someone who wants to leave EVERYTHING behind in their own lives in the first place. The psychiatrist went mad first, and was singularly less helpful than he could have been to the others. However the first murder didn't take place for years.


Reading Red Mars right now. Very good book.
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Links fixed. I got called out for a meeting just as I was pressing "post".

Anyways, this reality show angle is pretty odd. I gather you can rate prospective "astronauts" based on their submission videos. So get ready for the 2016 Colonial Mission to Mars crewlist:

- Tron guy
- Dramatic Gopher
- Stephen Colbert


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I'd go. In fact, I think it should be me. Smiley: clown

I wonder how much and actual paid formal application is??
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,,with the company's latest press release noting that it had received "10,000 messages from prospective applicants from over 100 countries." But that was before it started taking actual, formal, paid applications from would-be astronauts.


It's an interesting concept from both space exploration and reality tv viewing. Who wouldn't watch "Big Brother on Mars"? .. indefinitely?!?

I'm not sure if we're there yet though - some unforeseen tragedy while the 'show' is being aired across the globe could be a set back for real space exploration.
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I'd go. In fact, I think it should be me. Smiley: clown

I wonder how much and actual paid formal application is??
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,,with the company's latest press release noting that it had received "10,000 messages from prospective applicants from over 100 countries." But that was before it started taking actual, formal, paid applications from would-be astronauts.


It's an interesting concept from both space exploration and reality tv viewing. Who wouldn't watch "Big Brother on Mars"? .. indefinitely?!?

I'm not sure if we're there yet though - some unforeseen tragedy while the 'show' is being aired across the globe could be a set back for real space exploration.


I feel like I remember seeing an application fee in the 24-34 euro range. Could be wrong, though.
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some unforeseen tragedy while the 'show' is being aired across the globe could be a set back for real space exploration.
Much like Nascar pretty much everyone would be watching specifically for one of those unforeseen tragedies.
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I'd go. In fact, I think it should be me. Smiley: clown

I wonder how much and actual paid formal application is??
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,,with the company's latest press release noting that it had received "10,000 messages from prospective applicants from over 100 countries." But that was before it started taking actual, formal, paid applications from would-be astronauts.


It's an interesting concept from both space exploration and reality tv viewing. Who wouldn't watch "Big Brother on Mars"? .. indefinitely?!?

I'm not sure if we're there yet though - some unforeseen tragedy while the 'show' is being aired across the globe could be a set back for real space exploration.


I feel like I remember seeing an application fee in the 24-34 euro range. Could be wrong, though.


I think a small processing fee is probably a good idea. Keep the trolls out and get only the people are all like "Mars! **** yeah!"
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Trolls would make it more interesting, but the good ones. Not contrarians.
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