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Posted by: kimTHEcorpse - Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:49 pm
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Post Article and Audio snipet on COTS   Posted on: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:49 pm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7800721.stm

An indepth article on the recent contract handed to orbital and spacex.


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:44 pm
Here is another interesting article and interview with Elon Musk:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 433496.ece

“If we could lower the cost of moving to Mars below a certain threshold, say $2m, I could see that being a huge business. It’s not like a lot of people would have to go, just 10,000-20,000 people out of the six billion people on Earth. People could save up all their lives and instead of buying a big house — or moving to Florida — they could go to Mars.â€

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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:37 pm
if there was a point of going to mars for tourism then hell yea! people retiring with mega bucks would definitely go but without anything to do there its pretty much pointless.


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Post Got nothin to do, duh......   Posted on: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:41 am
Yah, don't go all da way up dar. Da ain't got nutting to do. Duh.

Ever hear of Eco-tourism?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:48 pm
kimTHEcorpse wrote:
if there was a point of going to mars for tourism then hell yea! people retiring with mega bucks would definitely go but without anything to do there its pretty much pointless.


It's not about doing anything, but simply being THERE.

Same reason why folks climb Everest. Bragging rights, long held family wish, etc etc.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:49 pm
koxinga wrote:
kimTHEcorpse wrote:
if there was a point of going to mars for tourism then hell yea! people retiring with mega bucks would definitely go but without anything to do there its pretty much pointless.


It's not about doing anything, but simply being THERE.

Same reason why folks climb Everest. Bragging rights, long held family wish, etc etc.


the point is going there to stay for retirement.

you firstly need to set the colony up and then make it meaningful for people to go there. its different to everest as its a place they will live there forever not just a joyride/holiday experience.


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Post    Posted on: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:57 pm
I think low gravity and never having to see any of your relatives again are major selling points. The moon has even lower gravity but it's closer to earth so the risk of relatives coming to visit is greater.


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