Ready to Go to Mars?

If you have heard the latest buzz about going to Mars and are thinking about the trip, you should probably visit this website first.

http://www.distancetomars.com/

You get to go 3 times the speed of light for most of the trip, and the earth is 100 pixels wide. When you finally arrive at Mars, only 53 pixels wide, you will have an appreciation for just how far away Mars really is.

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This amazing website by David Paliwoda and Jesse Williams will give all of us some perspective on those who decide to go.

What would you take for the trip? (Remember, it may be a one-way ticket.)
     Posted By: gdanea - Mon May 13, 2013
     Category: Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy





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Many, many explorers took "one way trips" but they opened the way for others to follow and go farther. Does that mean we shouldn't, at least, give modern day explorers a better chance at a round trip? Of course not but we should have been on Mars decades ago and, as far as I can see, we still don't have a @#[email protected]#[email protected] clue on what shape to build a space station in!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/14/13 at 02:03 AM
I already emigrated from that place to get away from that annoying Curiosity rover. Why would I want to go back? :roll:
Posted by EvilSpaceLordMang on 05/14/13 at 05:15 AM
What would you take for the trip? - Cake.
Posted by dumbledoor on 05/14/13 at 05:29 AM
Mars looks like Afghanistan during a drought. I'd take hemlock.
Posted by tadchem on 05/14/13 at 12:38 PM
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