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Would you send your parents to Mars?
« on: 28/02/2013 18:55:43 »
Inspiration Mars, a private company founded by former space tourist Dennis Tito, hopes to send a manned craft to fly past Mars in 2018...

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Re: Would you send your parents to Mars?
« Reply #1 on: 01/03/2013 20:24:47 »
Yes. If there were alive that is.
 

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Re: Would you send your parents to Mars?
« Reply #3 on: 03/03/2013 09:12:18 »
A year and half just to do a "flyby"?  And not even get a chance to walk around on the planet?  That sounds ambitious. 

It is my belief that trips should be volunteer one-way colonial missions.  But it would take a tremendous amount of support and planning first to design the habitat structures, greenhouses, and etc.
 

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Re: Would you send your parents to Mars?
« Reply #4 on: 07/03/2013 17:12:27 »
Get rid of grumpy old grandma?
Is that it?

Wouldn't Bahamas be cheaper?
And more suitable for a retirement?
 

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