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Will mankind ever set foot on Mars... if so, when?
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Mars… in honor of the approaching “close approach.”
Posted: 23 August 2005 01:40 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Mars weather footage… really cool stuff.

So who thinks we’ll eventually go there and screw that place up too? If so, when do you think we’ll finally make it there in person?

http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php


And would you go if given the opportunity? I know I would.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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We will eventually go there if we don’t kill ourselves first…

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Posted: 23 August 2005 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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we might make it there… but i dont think we will be 2050, i dont think it’ll be in my lifetime :s

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Posted: 23 August 2005 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It certainly won’t be within my lifetime.  We’d be pushing it to manage it by 2030, but I think we could.  I very much doubt that the public will stomach the expense though.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Personally, I don’t see any reason to go there…....hell…they haven’t even put anyone else on the moon to look around…

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Posted: 23 August 2005 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I know!!! No holiday homes or anything!!! smile

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Posted: 23 August 2005 02:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sir Stephen - 23 August 2005 06:10 PM

Personally, I don’t see any reason to go there…....hell…they haven’t even put anyone else on the moon to look around…

Testimony by Ray Bradbury:

I’d like to put this in a framework for you. Five hundred years ago, three Italians set out from various parts of Europe. Christopher Columbus set out representing Spain. And then England came along, with Giovanni Caboto representing Henry the Eighth, and then a third person - Verrazzano, another Italian, set out for India.

So on the way to India, all three of them bumped into a huge obstruction. An obstruction that was empty, that was uncivilized, that was cold, and rejected them. Christopher Columbus did not land on the main continent of this huge obstruction on his first trip. Giovanni Caboto examined the northern regions of this unknown continent. Only one man, Verrazzano, landed on the shore somewhere near Kitty Hawk.


In a universe brimming with stars, the search is on if life exists elsewhere
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That’s fascinating to think about - isn’t it? Four hundred years before Kitty Hawk, an Italian lands on an empty shore, and four hundred years later the Wright Brothers take off into the air above the Earth.

Now those people, and those Kings, and the whole population of Europe could not possibly predict that these three Italians would found a nation of 300 million people that would become the center of civilization, the center of a new thing called democracy, and change the history of world, and become the most powerful power of the world.

Now we are called upon, viewing the moon and Mars, to guess ahead five hundred years. That’s almost an impossible task, but we must try to do it.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I probably wouldn’t tell this to any scientists, but I harbor a hope that one day man will terraform Mars.  In fact I’m optimistic enough to believe I’ll live to see us mining asteroids, and perhaps even the Moon.  I just don’t know who’s going to pay for it…

P.S. Buba; the first recorded major democratic state was in Athens, those three Italians most certainly did not found the United States of America, and in your wonderment don’t forget that the Native Americans paid the price for European colonization.
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Posted: 23 August 2005 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I’ll let Ray know.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Oh and by the way, in the days of John Smith there was a lot of propaganda describing America as a new land of opportunity where the poor could get a new life—I’m sure the early colonists had high hopes for America.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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buba - 23 August 2005 07:46 PM

I’ll let Ray know.

Ah.  I wasn’t sure if that first part was Ray’s or if the whole part was.


Ray Bradbury.

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Posted: 23 August 2005 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I hate to call Ray Bradbury wrong… so let’s just say he’s being poetic.

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