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  1. #1 Terraforming mars 
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    Hey does anyone have much info about that mission to make mars habitable. Was wondering how many trips were planned and how they would judge who to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zendra
    Hey does anyone have much info about that mission to make mars habitable. Was wondering how many trips were planned and how they would judge who to go.
    I seem to remember from somewhere that they could make an atmosphere by detonating hydrogen bombs all over the surface. Not sure if and how this would work though.


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    Im not sure if this was the plan, I only saw part of the show(think it was 20/20) but it was talking about sending people on a one way mission to start the process. Not so much dropping bombs.
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    If you wish to gain some understanding of plausible techniques of terraforming, in a painless, even entertaining way, then read Kim Stanley Robinon's Mars Trilogy. This SF epic is meticulously researched and tracks the steps taken frm the first colonising flight to the establishment of a flourishing biosphere.
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    I think i roughly understand how it works. my question was if anyone knew anything about the trip that might be planned. I would be interested in going even if it was one way although i would rather do it in my later years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zendra
    I think i roughly understand how it works. my question was if anyone knew anything about the trip that might be planned. I would be interested in going even if it was one way although i would rather do it in my later years.
    What trip are you talking about? OK, I know, but don't you think you owe it to the other forum members to set the scene?
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    k sorry about that. Basically i saw this show(20/20), one of the stories was about a speculated mars mission where they would attempt to terraform it and start the process of making it habitable( creating an atmosphere, introducing bacteria etc). The only drawback is that it would be a one way trip. I was wondering if anyone else knew anything about it such as number of trips planned and what the entry requirements were.
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    http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstud...uirements.html

    Those are the NASA requirements for being an astronaut. I imagine the requirements for going to mars would be at least that strict, if not stricter. Considering the MUCH longer trip, and the higher probability of something going wrong and endangering the lives of the people on board.
    Always minimize the variables.

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    Actually I believe the main requirement is: are you good compost?
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    They are not even sure when they want to go to the moon, so Mars !!!
    I think there might be a team of chinese or indians on the moon before than US or Europe think even to go back to Mars. The West is looking at space exploration on a mercantile point of view, 200-300 billions US$ is too much. But when it was for sending men in Iraq or saving greedy banks, there was no problem.

    I am a bit lost or maybe still naive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makandal
    I am a bit lost or maybe still naive.
    Yes, you are. Just like the rest of us.
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    What is unclear?
    just wondering
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