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Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 10:07:50 AM »
Bad ass.
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Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 11:03:33 AM »
I would love to go, even if it killed me. (Keep in mind that I'm already old, so my bravado is almost irrelevant). I loved hiking when I was younger and would give anything to be able to walk that huge canyon on Mars from end to end. It is 2500 miles long, and 6 miles deep in places. It must be incredible.

I'd have to carry a lot of trail food. But it would weigh less! Hooray!

EDIT: Forgot. Thanks for the link, mrbiscoop!
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Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 12:53:42 PM »
Yep. looks great and would be marvellous to visit.  I'm not sure my wheelchair would work that well on Mars but I would love to go anyway!
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Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 05:27:52 PM »
Oh, sometimes I think I have already been. 

If you have not yet read the Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars books by Kim Stanley Robinson, I cannot recommend them more enthusiastically.  Truly one of my favorite series of all time.  I sometimes find myself musing over some of the social/political/environmental debates and conflicts that take place in these books, as if they were in fact historical events.

Would be interested in hearing from the scientists out there about whether or not the science imagined two decades ago dates the books.  I'm guessing, not too much.

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Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 09:58:07 PM »

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