Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Master Sage
    Bitbydeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    32
    Posts
    14,432
    Rep Power
    133
    Points
    46,805 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    Dutch sending Humans to Mars for new reality TV Show (One-way Trip)

    Applications are being accepted by the makers of a Dutch reality show that says it will deliver the first humans to the red planet in 10 years.


    The main requirements are strong health, good people and survival skills, being 18 or older, and having a reasonable grasp of the English language.


    The company, called Mars One, aims to land its first four astronauts in 2023 for a televised reality show that would follow the exploits of the first humans to attempt to establish a colony on Mars.


    Already, the organisers have received "10,000 emails from more than 100 different countries from people who are interested in joining us for this mission", said founder Bas Landsdorp at a news conference in a New York hotel.



    In all they are seeking six groups of four people each. A new group would make the seven-month journey every two years after the first crew departs in 2022.


    The cost for the first mission is about $US6 billion ($A5.9 billion).


    "It sounds like a lot of money. And actually it is a lot of money. But imagine what will happen when the first people land on Mars. Literally everybody on the globe will want to see it," Landsdorp said.


    The project has garnered plenty of sceptics but is backed by Dutch Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft, who won the 1999 prize for physics.


    The world's space agencies have only managed to send unmanned robotic rovers to Mars so far, the latest being NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover that touched down in August 2012.


    Major drawbacks to the proposed mission include the inability to return to Earth, the small living quarters and the lack of food on the dry planet. That is, if the radiation endured during the trip is not lethal, and if the volatile landing goes according to plan.


    Key attributes for applicants, according to Mars One medical director Norbert Kraft, are being adaptable, resilient, creative and having empathy.


    "Can you really work with other people from other countries, as a team?" he asked.


    Many questions remain about how the astronauts would survive, breathe and drink on a planet with a temperature of minus 55C and whose atmosphere consists mainly of carbon dioxide.


    But the company's representatives insisted that they believe they are within ethical guidelines by pursuing their mission.


    "The long-term aim is to have a lasting colony," said Hooft. "This expansion will not be easy. How soon that will be accomplished is anyone's guess today."
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel...-1226626724666

    That's some pretty big drawbacks, anyone wanna go?
    I hope you get a look at the other contestants first before you sign on the dotted line.

    Imagine if you sign up and the other 3 contestants who you are spending the rest of your life with are all guys.
    Last edited by Bitbydeath; 04-24-2013 at 00:38.

  2. #2
    Master Sage
    Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bowling
    PSN ID
    I'll let you know.
    Posts
    13,091
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    22,185 (0 Banked)
    Items Olivia WildeArnold SchwarzneggerPearl JamSylvester StalloneScarlett JohanssonAC/DCAppleLegend of ZeldaBruce WillisNintendo 64Gran Turismo 5PlayStation
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Well I'm certainly in no condition to go. Though, it would be awesome to take a two-week vacation there!


  3. #3
    Veteran
    jj03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,635
    Rep Power
    73
    Points
    7,387 (0 Banked)
    Items Manchester United
    I`d go but i couldn`t get the annual leave..shame really. I would be a $#@!hot astronaut.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD

  4. #4
    El Presidente
    podsaurus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    in a box
    Age
    23
    Posts
    3,972
    Rep Power
    74
    Points
    25,148 (0 Banked)
    Oh dear lord jersey shore mars edition! *pukes*

    Focus. Control. Conviction. Resolve. A true ace lacks none of these attributes. Nothing can deter you from the task at hand except your own fears. This is your sky.

  5. #5
    Elite Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    38
    Posts
    1,525
    Rep Power
    57
    Points
    4,023 (0 Banked)
    Items PlayStationSteam
    Thowing an Austin Powers dutch was the first thing that I felt like, but didn't.

    Sorry but no, I would not go. I'll watch the show if it happens...but I think it won't end well.

  6. #6
    Veteran
    Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Age
    24
    Posts
    4,274
    Rep Power
    74
    Points
    11,593 (0 Banked)
    Items Battlefield 3ArsenalDark Souls
    Sign up to die on live TV

  7. #7
    Master Sage
    Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bowling
    PSN ID
    I'll let you know.
    Posts
    13,091
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    22,185 (0 Banked)
    Items Olivia WildeArnold SchwarzneggerPearl JamSylvester StalloneScarlett JohanssonAC/DCAppleLegend of ZeldaBruce WillisNintendo 64Gran Turismo 5PlayStation
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I bet there's stuff in that contract clause that goes over a lot of loopholes and gray areas. In other words, whatever happens..happens. And Dutch will not be held accountable for it. Not that I give a $#@!, it's interesting to see humans colonize and start a civilization on Mars or completely $#@! the $#@! out of it and kill each other because there aren't constitutional laws.


  8. #8
    Master Sage
    Bitbydeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    32
    Posts
    14,432
    Rep Power
    133
    Points
    46,805 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    I bet there's stuff in that contract clause that goes over a lot of loopholes and gray areas. In other words, whatever happens..happens. And Dutch will not be held accountable for it. Not that I give a $#@!, it's interesting to see humans colonize and start a civilization on Mars or completely $#@! the $#@! out of it and kill each other because there aren't constitutional laws.

  9. #9
    ストライク・ザ・ブラッド
    Kuro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ore no Sekai
    PSN ID
    xAkiRo
    Age
    21
    Posts
    13,104
    Rep Power
    102
    Points
    533,462 (0 Banked)
    Items YunaLuluBaby Chocobo
Gift received at 01-12-2013 from Ghost
Message: enjoy!Final Fantasy XIII-2AtlusFinal Fantasy Versus XIIIFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy V
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I guess if I was suicidal I'll go lol. Forget that.

    PSN: xThAkIdJxYx Cod Psn:xxAkiRo
    ‎"It's not important to have a long life, the important thing is to have a happy life with your beloved ones"

  10. #10
    Veteran
    jj03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Age
    38
    Posts
    4,635
    Rep Power
    73
    Points
    7,387 (0 Banked)
    Items Manchester United
    This whole thing is the very definition of..... "taking one for the team"..

    I love how it lists "not returning to earth" as a "major drawback" lol...

  11. #11
    Supreme Veteran
    claud3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Agartha
    PSN ID
    sophieskyrim126Era
    Age
    30
    Posts
    17,633
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    1,088 (0 Banked)
    Items Tommy VercettiGTA Claude
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Boring, anything original for a change.... Need something worth while and exciting, not this rubbish
    Plato and Aristotle, a detail of The School of Athens, a fresco by Raphael. Aristotle gestures to the earth, representing his belief in knowledge

  12. #12
    Master Sage
    Bitbydeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    32
    Posts
    14,432
    Rep Power
    133
    Points
    46,805 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    Boring, anything original for a change.... Need something worth while and exciting, not this rubbish
    I'd tune in, it'd only be a matter of time til the space madness hits.
    People want out of Big Brother going in and no doubt some will want off Mars once the harsh realities settle in. Hopefully they pick smart people who are prepared and are willing to work towards the big picture.

  13. #13
    Dat Guy
    Chille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Your House.
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,125
    Rep Power
    133
    Points
    1,476 (1,060,841 Banked)
    Items Protect yourselfNew User TitleTitle Style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    sounds good to me, where do I sign up? i shall name the rocket SS Zod



    Thank you itachi

  14. #14
    Apprentice
    Oatmeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Quahog
    Age
    3
    Posts
    487
    Rep Power
    44
    Points
    2,151 (0 Banked)
    is Frank Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon the theme song or eulogy.

    Out of all the creatures to walk the Earth, HUMANS are the most CRUEL.:iagree

  15. #15
    Supreme Veteran
    claud3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Agartha
    PSN ID
    sophieskyrim126Era
    Age
    30
    Posts
    17,633
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    1,088 (0 Banked)
    Items Tommy VercettiGTA Claude
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Yep but the end result is the fact it is a one way trip... So a reality death is not one thing that sounds pleasing too watch
    Plato and Aristotle, a detail of The School of Athens, a fresco by Raphael. Aristotle gestures to the earth, representing his belief in knowledge

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.