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Mars One: Mission to create first human colony by 2023 - and it will be filmed for reality TV show


 Mars One: Mission to create first human colony by 2023 - and it will be filmed for reality TV show
topic by CoLDBloodED - 06-05-2012, 09:03 PM - Boxden > The Faculty of Science





  • Seven-month mission to be financed by reality show on Earth
  • By 2033, there will be 20 people living on Mars
  • Mission backed by co-creator of Big Brother and Nobel-winning physicists
  • Reality show on Earth will finance mission

An independent space launch company aims to put four people on Mars by April 2023 - and the team will not be coming back.

Mars One claims that a new crew of four will join every two years as the explorers build their settlement, and that by 2033 there will be 20 people living on Mars.

The company has been in talks with independent space suppliers such as Space X, which recently launched the first privately owned rocket to the Space Station.


Mars One claims that a new crew of four will join every two years as the explorers build their settlement, and that by 2033 there will be 20 people living on Mars


The Dutch company is backed by a Nobel prize winning physicist, Gerard 't Hooft - and also by Paul Romer, co-creator of Big Brother.

The company aims to start training astronauts next year - and will turn the selection and training programme into a 'media event' similar to a reality show.

'We see this as a journey that belongs to us all, and it is for this reason that we will make every step one that we take together,' says the company.

'This will also be our way to finance the mission: the mission to Mars will be the biggest media event ever!

'The entire world will be able to watch and help with decisions as the teams of settlers are selected, follow their extensive training and preparation for the mission and of course observe their settling on Mars once arrived. The emigrated astronauts will share their experiences with us as they build their new home, conduct experiments and explore Mars.'

Mars One's plan has been in development since 2011.


The journey to Mars will take seven months, says the Dutch company, and the entire process will be televised in a Big Brother-style reality show



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Big Brother creator Römer says, 'When the Mars One founders first approached me, asking whether they could speak to me about a mission to Mars, my first response was 'these people are crazy. What can they do that NASA’s can’t?'

'That conversation made it clear to me, however. They think so creatively, and outside of the box and the concept of a ‘one-way’ mission is both outrageous and exciting. These aspects are what brought me to the idea of making the mission the biggest media event in the world. Reality meets talent show with no ending and the whole world watching. Now there’s a pitch!'

Read more: New 'Mars One' mission aims to est@blish first human colony on Red Planet by 2023 | Mail Online


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22 comments for "Mars One: Mission to create first human colony by 2023 - and it will be filmed for reality TV show"


 06-06-2012, 01:35 AMaway - #2
drumgangP 16 heat pts16

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Really not gonna happen
 06-06-2012, 02:06 AMaway - #3
kususlut 

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 06-06-2012, 02:40 AMaway - #4
knAwle3ge 62 heat pts62

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Originally Posted by drumgangP
Really not gonna happen
####, for all we know, they could be people living in that #### right now. The govt really don't have to tell us #### lol..
 06-06-2012, 03:21 AMaway - #5
Got Cheeve? 111 heat pts111

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This is ballsy as hell. Imagine doing that, knowing you're never coming back to Earth again.

Private companies doing what governments are too busy to do

Somewhere, George W. Bush is mad.
 06-06-2012, 05:23 AMaway - #6
shalven 17 heat pts17

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where do i sign up?



if a baby is born on mars, will we say he/she's a martian?
 06-06-2012, 07:55 AMaway - #7
GetuOne 73 heat pts73

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Yeah. They gotta send a monkey out there first and PETA wont let that happen so I guess its not going to happen.
 06-06-2012, 08:04 AMaway - #8
Bladelecks 5 heat pts

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what if earth was formed this way and we just some reality show on a planet far away?
 06-06-2012, 08:38 AMaway - #9
Two Five Design 7 heat pts

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This is where the billionaires go when they exterminate the population.......wait, maybe this is where the population goes.
 06-06-2012, 08:47 AMaway - #10
Alixix 27 heat pts27

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gonna be bored as #### on mars ...there aint no beaches
 06-06-2012, 08:58 AMaway - #11
Ad1288 

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Originally Posted by Bladelecks
what if earth was formed this way and we just some reality show on a planet far away?


 06-06-2012, 09:03 AMaway - #12
chizz 

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imagine being able to say that you ####ed a #### some mars. thats some wayne ####
 06-06-2012, 09:08 AMaway - #13
maryschild 

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So it's a 7 month flight.... Nahh, I'm good.
 06-07-2012, 12:44 AMonline - #14
SickaMorStyle 379 heat pts379

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Originally Posted by Alixix
gonna be bored as #### on mars ...there aint no beaches
Be in spots where they were no beaches, you feel me
Reminisce on dead friends too
 06-07-2012, 12:46 AMaway - #15
ColeWorld 24 heat pts24

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They trying to #### us all up they bout to anger the wrong ni##as
 06-09-2012, 09:31 PMaway - #16
Smokeen Freeman 2 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Alixix
gonna be bored as #### on mars ...there aint no ####es
Smoke dza voice: RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT
 06-10-2012, 09:56 PMaway - #17
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Originally Posted by Bladelecks
what if earth was formed this way and we just some reality show on a planet far away?
 06-10-2012, 11:56 PMaway - #18
cold_young_thug 38 heat pts38

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Originally Posted by Alixix
gonna be bored as #### on mars ...there aint no ####es
fixed.
 06-11-2012, 01:25 AMaway - #19
darquecinnamon 5 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Bladelecks
what if earth was formed this way and we just some reality show on a planet far away?
Been thinkin this for a while. But theres no ####ing oxygen and no plants
 07-16-2012, 08:59 AMaway - #20
carden2 10 heat pts10

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shouldn't they start by getting the atmosphere warmed up so they can get water and plant trees and start to make oxygen.
 
 


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