Huh? You want to leave your wife and kids to go live forever with a few
strangers in a two bedroom apartment?! Why? So you can go down in history as one
of the few people who was foolish enough to attempt to colonize a planet outside
the habitable zone?! This makes zero sense to me!!
"I hope my children will understand." If I were that guy's wife I
would pack up my children and leave HIM before he abandoned us. A simple note
left on the kitchen table for him to find, "Honey, I hope you
To leave a wife and kids behind so .. you can make your mark in history .. is
Man, when I think of all the other Utahns I would rather send on a one way
ticket to Mars. . . .
Sounds to me like some serious psycho-evals need to be made before even
considering letting these people step into a spacecraft.
Why does Mark Sullivan make me feel like I'm reading an article off of the
Onion?'leaving behind a wife and four young kids is a challenge
Sullivan says he is willing to accept...“I think most people think
I’m crazy,” Sullivan said. “My wife is probably one of
those."... he’ll be able to correspond with his family through
email and videoconferencing as his kids grow up ...I hope that my children will
understand, and I told them to come up to Mars with me when they get
older.”Your wife would be crazy to not think you're
NGC: Apparently you don't have purple hair... ;)
Moroni had a nice trip of comfort, when he came here to visit.I doubt the
Mars is a good place to preach anything or to help people in need.Science has prove that it is a planet, good enough.I hope they will
change their minds, the photo shopping shows deep cold space attitude already.
"If we had 100,000 people give $1, it would be a tremendous help." That's $100,000. A nice sum if you're making a down payment on a
house, but a drop in the bucket of the estimated $6 billion needed for the
mission.Oh yeah, and the guy's nuts for wanting to leave his
wife and kids.
This is a scam. Through and through. Nothing will happen. I have done careful
research into "Mars One", and so far all they have done is commissioned
a feasibility study by a third-party corporation that has no personal stake in
the venture (all experts agree that the current feasibility of a manned Mars
mission within the next 10 years is practically zero and expect the report to
reflect such). Their entire staff list on their website is nothing
but marketing and PR experts and designers. There is only one person who can
even remotely be called a scientist attached to this and even they aren't
taken seriously by the wider space exploration community. "Mars One" is
a laughing-stock at NASA and SpaceX, and so are the people that are falling for
it. DO NOT BE FOOLED. I feel bad for the people they are hoodwinking. The most
that will ever come out of this is a reality TV show about "training"
these people, making them live and train together etcetera, for the
"mission"... a mission that will never happen, especially once this
marketing corporation and its managers have made their hundreds of millions off
video conferencing will be difficult as it will take a few minutes to
communicate back and forth
Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids....
Just read the article. No need for careful research.
So this is what the fringe of society looks like...
Sorry Mr Sullivan and I think your family should lock you out of the house.
Leaving behind his family? Better buy hefty life insurance for you family.Kitty Kane, you are a UTES if that is where you want to go on a RED
Planet.And one last questino, are you guys getting paid to be
tested? But I understood this is a non profit orginization right?I
don't know, this is CRAZY!
Wow that is strange. Why on earth would anyone volunteer for this? Especially
someone with a wife and kids? Go to Mars and never come back? Also I agree with
those that say this is likely not going to actually happen. Even if it does, I
wouldn't be surprised if the people chosen die long before they were
expecting (ie before they even get to Mars). But apparently to them it is
"all worth it" because they get to make history.
As a science teacher, current technology does not support the venture. At
present, humans could not even survive the 6-9 month trip. The idea behind a
flying saucer is to spin and create gravity. That technology could actually
work. What is going on now, would not. Therefore, this company looks like some
type of Ponzi scheme.
Good Greif - is the blue planet earth visible to red planet Mars as it is to the
moon? Even if life could be kept alive on Mars with all the life sustaining
apparatus it would take, with clothing to provide warmth and wind protection,
not to mention what food could possibly be grown and water found to sustain life
- it would not be long before a dad who left his wife and children for a one
way trip to Mars would rue the day.
I'm just wondering about the hormone factor. Being in that tight of a space
with 4 people can only garner trouble. Anger, fidelity, and other emotions will
creep in. Since Mars is not going to be already set with a habitable living
environment, eventually people will get on other people's nerves. Personally - this is the most ridiculous idea yet.
Apparently, the spirit of P.T. Barnum lives on.
Given the comments so far, I'm clearly in the minority in finding this
fascinating. 2024 (ten years from now) does seem soon unless you consider
Kennedy's declaration and fulfillment in less than that time (obviously the
moon is closer). So before actually sinking money into this, one would be
prudent to avoid a scam. But as to volunteers, be they single or from families,
a little bit of understanding is in order. They would be pioneers, it is a
noble cause, and compares well to -- leaving for war, witness protection, a
posting Antarctica, the spirit of the original sailors, immigrants and pioneers,
space station residents and, in a real way, the astronauts. An arguable
difference would be the "chance" to see these people again -- but some
of the people just listed had no expectation of this or long odds. At some
point, someone is going to do this. Why not now; or planning now?
"...I can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to go."HAHAHA-- Tell me what you think after a couple of days on Mars (assuming
you are even chosen and make it to the planet) and then you should have a better
understanding.I for one enjoy spending time with my family
(especially my husband) and wouldn't want to leave them for
anything--especially to go to Mars! Might as well put me in a prison cell. I
also enjoy lovely scenery (flowers, trees, oceans, etc.), eating new foods from
different countries, associating with lost's of different people... the
list goes on and on.The reasons not to go to Mars definitely
outweigh the reasons anyone would want to go by about a trillion to one.
I agree with cjb and others! People's motives seem to be selfish.I'm not sure why Mormon pioneer legacy has anything to do with Utahns
having any edge. Just because our ancestors left a familiar home to unfamiliar
hostile land, without possibility of return, does not mean we have a clue what
it is like. Today, there are Utahns whose ancestors were not Mormon Pioneers.
Also, there are many descendants of Mormon pioneers who are not Utahns today.
Also, most of the western U.S. were settled by brave adventurous men and women
who left comfortable homes to settle a foreign hostile land without possibility
of returning. That legacy is not unique to Latter-Day Saints.
I have no doubt that people can manage to land on Mars and even survive for a
while, perhaps even a long while.Of the planets in our solar system Mars comes
closest to being habitable by mortal men although not without serious changes
taking place that would practically be impossible without a lot of artificial
contrivance to enable plant growth etc. The time will come soon
enough that colonization of other planets will occur for godly purposes and with
the supervision of gods, who will know what to do. I must agree that, at
present, it seems out of the reach of mortal mankind, unaided.
Sounds like a nice trip for Cruz and Lee. Perhaps on another planet people would
listen to them.
I think the physics student from Westminster may want to consider adding a math
class to his schedule... 100,000 people contributing $1 each will
still leave the funding goal short by $5,999,900,000If EVERY single
person on the planet contributed $1, it would still not be enough to cover much
more than the estimated cost of the first journey.
Does this show that the eight 'candidates' are lacking in mental
clarity on the LDS teachings about the eternal destiny of the earth? The
earth will become celestialized when it becomes the abode for resurrected humans
who receive celestial glory.Further teachings, in astronomical
terms... The earth will be brought back into the center of the milky way galaxy
where it joins a cluster of millions of other celestialized planets radiating
light and glory next to the governing planet of Kolob.Right, I know
this is too much information. Maybe they need to meet with the
missionaries first and then follow the step by step process beginning with
reading The Book of Mormon then entering the gate of baptism, then on to the
Temple and endure on to inherit a glorified earth in an exalted condition with
their families. Sounds less hazardous and a whole lot more joyous
than a one way ticket to Mars.
I can see the reasons people disagree with the actual intent of Mars One. I
would not pledge money as yet.But, can you imagine living on Mars?
Can you imagine the politics that will erupt once the settlements there decide
they don't want to be beholden to the governments of Earth?That
is the spectacle I'm waiting for, but will probably miss unless life
expectancy skyrockets in the next 40 years.
If this is the out-come of the down select, I have ZERO confidence in the
rest of this mission to Mars.========
Won't be long until Walmart and McDonalds establish colonies of
preconditioned customers on Mars! Get there before Mars One and they are
guaranteed to get all the business.Build a 10 mile high golden
arches on the red planet. What a monument to mankind. :)
So, what would happen if the company that funds them goes bankrupt after they
land on Mars?
To avoid any china copy, let me just say to (ironclay RIVERTON, UT) you made my
day.Thanks a lot.
So is this what anti-gay marriage advocates call a "traditional
marriage" that is so much more sacred?