crew arrives at red planet

  smartpoly 12:56 02 Feb 11

In simulation.

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What are the chances of getting there for real in our lifetimes?

  wids001 13:20 02 Feb 11

Depends on your age ... But certainly not in the time I've got left!

  wiz-king 13:30 02 Feb 11

They would have to hurry, about Warp Factor 5 at least.

  BT 17:15 02 Feb 11
  Blackhat 17:34 02 Feb 11

I recall reading of this a while ago during the selection process. I doubt very much if any nation could justify the cost of such an expedition in the near future given our almost global financial crisis.

This current experiment is similar to the Antarctic episode in the book Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, part one of the Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars trilogy. Probably the best future history series ever written, I am currently re-reading it for the 3rd time and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the possibility of Mars colonisation.

  Quickbeam 08:23 03 Feb 11

They'd better watch out for the Ice Warriors, they're from there y'know.

  jakimo 13:37 03 Feb 11

Might happen when extinction on this planet is inevitable

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