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I want to hanglide on mars. I want to dive in the oceans of Europa. I want to see the earthrise.

"The surface of the earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we've learned most of what we know. Recently, we've waded a little way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return."
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

" In a nebula rich region of the Milky Way the skies are filled with sights only visible through telescopes here."

A group for people who are fascinated by space exploration. People who think there is absolutely no grounds for debate on whether we should go back to the moon. For fans of science fact and science fiction. For people who were born on earth, but don't necessarily want to die there.

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  • Neue_regel_

    v No, it will not be a success. Mars One was proven to be a scam and a fake pyramid scheme. I am sorry that I gave publicity to this scam in my previous shouts here. All the people who signed up were somehow fooled. The only thing they gained, is publicity. The Dutch guy who set up MarsOne is a bit of a fraud. People like Elon Musk or Richard Branson should give some funds towards some more realistic Mars human landing projects. Mars One is not gonna happen. Some other project maybe. But not that one.

    29 maj 2015 Svara
  • wicked-mystic

    @Neue_regel: I'm excited about Mars One but also apprehensive about the whole operation. How can they train people for this? Nothing like it has ever been done before. I know you could say the same about the moon landing, but that was a trip, there and back. Going hundreds of millions of miles from Earth to live permanently sounds vaguely horrifying. We should be setting our sights on a permanent Lunar base for now to better prepare us for an undertaking like this. Still, I hope it's a success.

    23 apr 2015 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    Now in 2015, 100 potential astronauts were selected for the Mars-One mission. 4 or 5 of them will make it for the final Mars-One mission in 2024. This was all over the news last month. Personally, I don't think Mars-One will launch before 2030. Also, because I am in this group, doesn't mean that I wanna leave Earth, but only to raise some interest for space colonization. I mean, okay Earth is objectively a nice habitable planet (despite constant human conflict). But there are many other exoplanets already found. The problem is that it's very hard to go there due to immense distances involved. Even the trip to Mars will take 2 years travelling in space.

    24 feb 2015 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    2013 Astronaut Application for the best candidates for the first human mission to Mars in 2023 : http://mars-one.com/en/faq-en/21-faq-selection/251-do-i-qualify-to-apply (seriously). No special skils required, except psychological stability and willingness to get off this planet Earth and explore.

    10 jan 2013 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    @Retro_Saiyan I think any potential aliens will definitely like Michael 'Wacko' Jackson

    30 nov 2012 Svara
  • Retro_Saiyan

    I keep having these strange recurring daydreams where, after contact with five alien races is made...select songs from one of the alien planets start making the top 40 on Earth, while popular songs from Earth (include various Michael Jackson songs) become quite popular on the planet of the previously mentioned alien race....only one of the alien races have chart success on Earth, as he other four don't have "pop music" (in the broad sense of the term).

    3 nov 2012 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    @trekeyus Hi. Not 'every human trace' will be lost, even if the whole planet disappears tomorrow. For a start, as a species we have sent several artifacts into space that remind our human civilisation, for example : Voyager Golden Record back in 1977 !! Off wiki on Voyager Golden Record : "The musical selection on board was also varied, featuring artists such as Beethoven, Guan Pinghu, Mozart, Stravinsky, Blind Willie Johnson, Chuck Berry and Kesarbai Kerkar." !! So, yes, e.g. Beethoven's music is still on that Voyager LP vinyl... Which, now in 2012, lies about 12 billion miles away. That's 2+ times the distance to Pluto. If any alien ever finds that record , there are instructions of how to play that music.

    24 jun 2012 Svara
  • trekeyus

    The Sun will eventually go supernova & if we don't leave this tiny rock we call home by then all the works of Beethoven, Mozart, Einstein, etc will have been totally irrelevant & might as well have not even happened. Sure it will not happen for a few billion years but if we don't start trying now we might just find our-self's wiped out with no backup.

    20 jun 2012 Svara
  • soestdyik

    Als die ersten Missionare nach Afrika kamen, besaßen sie die Bibel und wir das Land. Sie forderten uns auf zu beten. Und wir schlossen die Augen. Als wir sie wieder öffneten, war die Lage genau umgekehrt: Wir hatten die Bibel und sie das Land. Erzbischof Desmond Tutu

    1 jun 2012 Svara
  • pee-why

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    5 mar 2012 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    Very interesting article on space colonization , I was reading that, the other day --> http://io9.com/5717779/why-dont-people-understand-the-urgency-of-colonizing-other-planets

    9 feb 2012 Svara
  • DolceEssenza

    Indeed it is stagnant. I don't think wars are to blame. Politicians maybe. In my opinion, we need a new Cold War, because we all know, what the greatest achievement of the USSR was, landing on the Moon.

    29 jan 2012 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    "Technological Singularity" you mean Ray Kurzweil (inventor of the Kurzweil synthesizer etc.), right? I've got his book, 'The Singularity is near". Quite nice, but it's full of predictions only (including that for 2045) Nothing extremely solid insofar. In the last 40 years (1972-2012) no human has left again the LEO - Low-Earth -Orbit (300 km above ground) . Space exploration is extremely stagnant & slow. Politicians with their wars are entirely to blame for this regression and stagnation.

    13 jan 2012 Svara
  • ceramicrobot

    Hey so there's this guy who keeps saying the technological singularity will occur in 2045. If he's right we might be able to get off this planet by the end of the century.

    22 okt 2011 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    @clytie_hizashi "we'd try to domesticate alien life??" Well, what makes you think that we are smarter than any supposed Aliens? We cannot even establish a base to the Moon, which is only 1.3 light seconds away, even after 42 years. Our global politics is a joke, not to mention our environmental damage to Earth. I'd would say that Aliens would be the ones to try to domesticate us, and NOT the opposite. We,humans, would just be their whiny drama-filled carbon-based lifeforms artifact PETS from the third blue rock (Earth) of a middle-age G2V star ( Sun) inside a 100Kpc-wide spiral galaxy (Milky Way). I think they might like their human specimen and we would make a good exhibition site into their Alien galactic animal museum next to chimps or gorillas. And maybe, Alien parents would bring their alien kids into these alien zoos/museums and laugh at the sight of human specimens, in the same way that human kids laugh at zoo parrots, zebras or seals. Think about it.

    2 sep 2011 Svara
  • clytie_hizashi

    To me, until we solve our own problems on Earth, we shouldn't even think about going out "there". Can you imagine if we actually did find life? If it was below our development, we'd try to domesticate it. If it was comparable to us, we'd try to colonize it. If it was above us, we'd try to exterminate it. Good lord, no. Humans should stay on Earth until they can play nice with the lifeforms they already know about.

    10 aug 2011 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    Also, Obama last year also cancelled the Constellation program" that was supposed to established a Moon base (yes) and a manned trip to Mars (yeah). US launches to ISS - International Space Station are also cancelled, first time since 1981. In a recent CNN poll. (Is space exploration an expense governments can justify? Yes66%2831 No34%1456 Total votes: 4287) 34 % of people do not even approve to spent a single buck off their federal budget being spent for Space Exploration. I don't really get how tiny mind some people really have. They're rather offend some stranger in the other side of the planet like Iraq rather than trying to explore anything other than this planet. The majority of people only think in a Flat surface like Abbot said, and cannot even contemplate anything past beyond their own nose, nor they ever care to look up to see the stars. That's why I made the crawling Snails/Humans analogy in my previous comment

    23 jul 2011 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    t's not that we are not assholes. It is that we are just too primitive as a species, and not particularly intelligent. Our Civilisation is only 0.72 at the Kardashev logarithmic Scale. We should reach at least a civilisation Type-2 in order to attempt any serious interstellar travel. I don't see how this could happen in this Millienium. Human Progress is very slow. Humans remind me of some Slugs and Snails that want to reach the end of a Skyscraper but they will not make it because they don't live that long and they're also not well equipped to the gliding harshes of a skyscraper climbing (e..g Sun, Rain, Wind ). In analogy, we humans can't also go to interstellar space because in long-term we know that we will totally suffer from : Cosmic Radiation (Neutrinos etc. ) , Solar Magnetic Wind, Bone loss due to Lack of Gravity=Weightlessness, Micro-Meteoroid collisions, Energy & Fuel Depletion. Until at least 2500, we are hopeless.

    23 jul 2011 Svara
  • Retro_Saiyan

    I would not be shocked if there are lots of planets with sentient life in the galaxy, but they don't talk to us because they want to wait until they think humans are ready to meet them, while others don't visit because they consider humans to be annoying assholes.

    12 jul 2011 Svara
  • Neue_regel_

    And as the Russian Dr. Tsiolokovsky said in 1895 : "The Earth is the Cradle of Mankind, but One cannot stay in the cradle forever" It sucks for us to be like babies and live in the cradle of Earth all the time.

    18 maj 2011 Svara
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