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Mars

Discussion in 'General chat' started by rhumbaflappy, 11 Oct 2017.

  1. rhumbaflappy

    rhumbaflappy Moderator Staff Member Resource contributor

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    As George W. Bush stated:

    "We're goin' to Mars!"

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    Congratulations!



    Reading about current and future launches using Atlas and Centaur always make me feel like I've travelled back in time. Next thing you know, they'll be sending people to the moon!
     
  3. bob5568

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    Dick, do you still get the miles if the trip is cancelled through no fault of your own?
     
  4. rhumbaflappy

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    Notice it is only one way. ;-)

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    The return flight is booked through the Martian authorities, who may be contacted via, er, um... :scratchch
     
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    The current thinking is that the cosmic rays will probably kill everyone soon after landing. But, that saves NASA and the government lots of money.

    The invite is for your name to be placed on a chip, and it will ride to the red planet. Again, cosmic rays will limit the life of your name on the planet. The last I read, the American flags on the moon have been bleached white by the radiation from the sun and the rest of the fusion reactors.
     
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    I'll be taking the Tesla express... Hopefully they'll have gravity drive by then and can get there in 7 days instead of 6 months.

    I thought Mars was 31M miles at closest point? Ive been working on figuring out a time table from Earth to Mars and cannot figure out how to calculate acceleration.
     
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    33.9 million miles at closest approach, Bill, but the website with that figure said that hasn’t happened in recorded history. The average distance is 140 million miles. It’s a long way to go just to be killed by solar radiation.
     
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