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ricardian
27th Feb 2013, 19:17
A team led by millionaire and former space tourist Dennis Tito plans to send a "tested couple" to Mars and back in a privately funded mission. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21603490)

con-pilot
27th Feb 2013, 19:24
You just beat me to it.

Hell, my wife and I'd go, if they would put enough Scotch and Crown Royal on board for the duration of the trip. :p

Oh, and enough cigars, Cuban preferably. But I'd settle for Dominican Republic cigars instead. :E

Dushan
27th Feb 2013, 19:26
Enough Scotch for you for 18 months? There is that MTOW thingy..

rgbrock1
27th Feb 2013, 19:34
Never mind guys. This flight for the "tested couple" is supposed to be a sex study. As in: sex in outer space. As in: weightless sex. As in: having sex as often as possible for 18 months.

Slasher? Have thee an opinion about this? :}:E:E:E

Checkboard
27th Feb 2013, 19:38
Among those involved in the project is Jane Poynter, who spent two years locked away in a sealed ecosystem with seven other people in 1991 [in the Biosphere 2 project](from the story above).

Before the first closure mission was half over, the group had split into two factions and people who had been intimate friends had become implacable enemies, barely on speaking terms. Potential conflict had been pointed to as a possibility since this was the first experiment ever in closed, confined, system, over such a "long" period of time.

The faction inside the bubble came from a rift between the joint venture partners on how the science should proceed, as biospherics or as specialist ecosystem studies (perceived as reductionist and precisely contrary to the raison d'Ítre of the experiment). The faction that included Poynter felt strongly that they should be making formal proposals for research for the Science Advisory Committee to evaluate. The other faction included Abigail Alling, the titular director of research inside the bubble, and who sided with John Allen in blocking that move.
(from Wikipedia)

... I don't know that I would want to be shut in with my wife (much as I love her) in what would amount to a two room flat for 500 days! :uhoh:

tony draper
27th Feb 2013, 19:38
Mars might not be a good place to visit for a while.:uhoh:
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) | SpaceObs (http://spaceobs.org/en/tag/c2013-a1-siding-spring/)
Suppose the chap will also have to allow for same sex couples turning up for a interview as well,or he will get his arse sued orf.
:rolleyes:

rgbrock1
27th Feb 2013, 19:47
Checkboard wrote:

I don't know that I would want to be shut in with my wife (much as I love her) in what would amount to a two room flat for 500 days!

I concur. As much as I love my wife as well, the thought of being cooped up with her in a two room flat for 500 days is enough to make me want to..........

Oh, never mind.

con-pilot
27th Feb 2013, 20:00
Maybe this Mar's mission should be restricted to married Mormons, multiple wives you know. :p





On second thought......

visibility3miles
27th Feb 2013, 21:15
Hire lawyers to do "prenuptial" (preflight) financial agreements beforehand.

Set up a "We promise to be there for the media frenzy during and for at least one year after the trip ends" agreement.

Broadcasted live:
"Not tonight dear, I have a headache."

racedo
27th Feb 2013, 21:25
No chance as finding an older married guy with free time isn't going to happen......

ShyTorque
27th Feb 2013, 22:15
We'll go, but only if I can navigate.....

Slasher
27th Feb 2013, 22:15
Slasher? Have thee an opinion about this?

I does.

...Pearl necklacing would be difficult in a zero G environment. Chances are it would
instead float and slop around in mid air till it hit someone in the face.

"Houston we are now adjusting trajectory with a 3 second burn...." SPLOOCH! :ouch:

Somehow I don't think mission planners would be seeking data on bukkake effects.

Erwin Schroedinger
28th Feb 2013, 06:09
This'd never work.

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.

tony draper
28th Feb 2013, 12:01
Watched a item on the news re this,tiz a load of bollix,why the hell do they give these bean breeze schemes the oxygen of publicity?.
Apparently they know exactly how many toilet rolls to store on the vessel for he trip but no idea what kind of vessel they will use for said trip.
:uhoh:

rgbrock1
28th Feb 2013, 12:13
Erwin wrote:

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.

I've always been curious about this. Additionally I do not believe women are from Venus. I do believe they are from the moon.
As in luna. As in Lunatic.

beaufort1
28th Feb 2013, 12:44
I understood (probably incorrectly :hmm:) that nobody has worked around the radiation problem to humans wanting to survive on a trip that long and distant? :8

airship
28th Feb 2013, 12:45
Inspiration Mars (http://www.inspirationmars.org/) is: A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...

Just another tax dodge / loop-hole for the super-rich to indulge themselves and their fantasies, whilst a third of all poor, hungry, black children in the USA can only look forward to being incarcerated in US prisons at 18. :ok: :mad:

toffeez
28th Feb 2013, 13:19
No drink. No gravity.

rgbrock1
28th Feb 2013, 13:22
airship wrote:

whilst a third of all poor, hungry, black children in the USA can only look forward to being incarcerated in US prisons at 18.

Yup. They are forced there against their wills. :ugh::ugh::ugh:

Erwin Schroedinger
28th Feb 2013, 13:35
I do not believe women are from Venus.

I do believe they are from the moon. As in luna. As in Lunatic.

For any puzzled observers, I was quoting the title and jist of John Gray's book: 'Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.

He seems to claim sound advice to any men aspiring to successfully interact with the lunati...err (see what you made me do), the fairer sex.

I've never managed to do more than thumb through it, though. A weekly thrashing and a jolly good seeing to (in any order) seems to keep them in line. ;)

KAG
28th Feb 2013, 13:57
I understood (probably incorrectly ) that nobody has worked around the radiation problem to humans wanting to survive on a trip that long and distant?Best comment.

Human being is not able to survive without earth. Man and earth make one. For multiple reasons.

The faster we understand that, the faster we can focus on the most important: take care of our planet, because it is our coffin, we (our specy) will die with it because we are directly linked. Exploration of the universe has to be done with robots and physics. Actually that's exactly what we are doing.It won't get better than that.
Our very little and arrogant jump around our planet on our close satellites are just to remind us we cannot escape earth.

A life time in space equals desease, death, end of the adventure. Period.

airship
28th Feb 2013, 13:58
Oh do grow up rgbrock1...?!

I was thinking about Medicare, Medicaid, social security etc., all those very basic programs lacking means so as to indulge the super-rich and their own escapism from realities.

And let's not forget all the private USA incarceration facilities today, who would have to seek chapter 11 protection immediately, should all the black-American population suddenly go straight (or be given a chance to do so). The UK are not very far behind though.

rgbrock1
28th Feb 2013, 14:00
KAG wrote:

Human being is not able to survive without earth. Man and earth make one. For multiple reasons.

Gee KAG, that sentence makes you seem to be a Pantheist!!!!

However, I'll take your sentence one step further. Man and the Universe, and all within it, make one.

KAG
28th Feb 2013, 14:12
rgbrock1: the only reason you breath and have length is because there are plants on earth. The only reason you whole brain works the way it does and sleep regularly is because our planet turns around on itself (that's not the case of all the planets...) The list has no end.

We have no idea how much earth and us are the same entity. We are, for earth, like our hair on our head: we can cut them, we would survive it, but our hairs wouldn't survive without us.
Same for earth: we could die, the earth would continue and the next conscious specy on earth would be the elephant, dolphin, or maybe an other monkey like us (it was supposed to be the dinausors initially). However if earth dies: we die.

We are too arrogant, we made too much progress recently to see what is obvious.

rgbrock1
28th Feb 2013, 14:22
KAG:

You're "preaching to the choir", so to speak. I know of what you write.

toffeez
28th Feb 2013, 14:39
"two swallows do not a summer make"

but practised daily would sure help keep the capsule clean.