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Old 28.02.2013, 09:00
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Who to send to Mars?

Dennis Tito, the billionaire who paid several millions for a trip and stay on the ISS, is now looking to finance a manned trip to Mars.

The round trip is expected to last 16 mths or 501 days, without landing on the red planet.

A volunteer couple is being sought, but should be mature, as they need to co-habitate in close, confined proximity (approx. size of small garden shed) for the entire duration, without reprieve ...... quite a tall order, if you ask me.

Obviously, a couple who have already spent many years together is required, but who would it be fun to send? ....... natural couples, volatile couples or complete strangers?
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Old 28.02.2013, 09:03
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

i see potential for a great reality show
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Old 28.02.2013, 09:11
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

Can't we send the whole Kardashian clan?

On a one-way trip.
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

I'd go.
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Old 28.02.2013, 09:22
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

I forgot to mention that the majority (if not all) of the drinking water will come from recycled sweat.

Here's a link to the story:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...e-to-Mars.html

.... and another one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21608744
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Old 28.02.2013, 09:25
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

I think id lose my mind after a day. The thought of being in a confined space for so long and absolutely no chance for escape makes my skin itch!
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Old 28.02.2013, 09:31
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

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Can't we send the whole Kardashian clan?

On a one-way trip.
Send the whole clan......but replace Kim with Snookie.

If Kim goes to Mars then the odds of of me using her as my concubine drasticly reduce.


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I'd go.

Perhaps we could do it as an EF meet up??

Hopefully there is a KFC on Mars.


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Re: Who to send to Mars?

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I forgot to mention that the majority (if not all) of the drinking water will come from recycled sweat.
ALL water on earth probably is recycled sweat, dinosaur urine and wotnot....
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

mmmm KFC and recycled sweat

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Hopefully there is a KFC on Mars.


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Old 28.02.2013, 09:57
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

There was a whole followup article on one of the online sources regarding the challenges of sex in zero g. The term "flailing about" was used in a less than romantic description.

Also, one of the rich idiots....uh, I mean scientists, who was behind biosphere II has volunteered already.

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...-and-back?lite
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

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Obviously, a couple who have already spent many years together is required
I was wondering why
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There was a whole followup article on one of the online sources regarding the challenges (no possibility) of sex in zero g.
Found the answer.
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Re: Who to send to Mars?

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If Kim goes to Mars then the odds of of me using her as my concubine drasticly reduce.

Great... Capt. Quirk can go where many men have gone before.



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Franchising opportunity?
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There was a whole followup article on one of the online sources regarding the challenges of sex in zero g. The term "flailing about" was used in a less than romantic description.
Humorously, a B-list romantic novelist has designed some sort of coupling device involving a lot of velcro, zippers, and "diaphanous material." Sounds kinky, eh?
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