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Have you heard about this? Apparently the first man will set foot on mars by 2018. Yes it's true. So what do you think this will cause? Do you think that this will cause us to colonize Mars? It would be possible. Or maybe we'll make Mars habitable again, by reintroducing water and planting trees to create oxygen. Do you think that the mission will even be successful? This may be the first step in the colonization of Mars, and I do believe the mission will be successful. You can red about it here.

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While it's not beyond the realm of possibility for us to eventually colonize Mars, it would be a -very- long process. Not something that we'd ever accomplish in our lifetime.

As for the people going there, sure, why not? The biggest limitation is simply how long it takes and carrying the supplies needed for that amount of time.

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Is it the same billionaire space pioneer who's paying for this trip to mars? Seriously, it probably is.

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Billionaire space pioneer announces plan to colonise Mars with 80,000 people in two decades


Alright! Now I have something to do with my time when I'm filthy rich.

What if people wanted to return to Earth after colonizing Mars, though?
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Sometimes I think the future is a bit scary. I get scared at the fact that technology will be used in our daily lives to help us. (It helps us but not like cleaning your room like a robot.) I'm kind of scared about the Mars thing though. All I know is i'm not going! Hell naw, who do I look like? I'm not going to another planet unless I got a certificate stating that I graduated from some college!

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I sort of think that we have other problems right now. Seriously. I mean, nothing against the idea per se. But just consider that we know the surface of Mars probably better than the bottom of our oceans. And yet oil multis and ressource giants want to exploit deep sea oil or whatever. Why don't we investigate this more and show them this is a very bad idea? But noo, we throw in all that money to send some poor devils on a giant spherical wasteland to make it habitable, in the meantime thousands of children starve because we're unable to grow plants in arid regions. Duh -.-

What if people wanted to return to Earth after colonizing Mars, though?

Well... bad luck? Should have thought about it before.

I get scared at the fact that technology will be used in our daily lives to help us. (It helps us but not like cleaning your room like a robot.)

You know, technology is already all around us. It's just conveniently packed into objects away from the eye or built in design cars. The industry also relies on robots since some time already. And noone tried to take voer the world yet :P
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You can red about it here.

page doesn't exist.

What if people wanted to return to Earth after colonizing Mars, though?

not going to happen.

I'm kind of scared about the Mars thing though. All I know is i'm not going!

then there is no reason to be scared. =)

Why don't we investigate this more and show them this is a very bad idea?

i dunno if it's really a bad idea but, well it's just this billionaire that wants to go to mars. not some government or un.
the biggest space companies, like nasa, roscosmos, esa and cnsa. are not yet going to mars. they want to colonize the moon by 2020 1st. and then go for mars around 2033.
the plans of these (in total 14) companies are given in this PDF from "International Space Exploration Coordination Group".
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not going to happen.

Sure it could, if they had enough money. One problem is a likely difference in atmospheric conditions, making the travelers unsuitable for earth. Kind of like how if someone's on a higher concentration of oxygen for a long time, they can't handle low amounts later. The gravity shift (about 1/3 of earth's) would also screw with them.
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there is no(t enough) fuel on mars.

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By the time a colony is there, it won't be difficult to send supplies. If someone's got a big enough bank account, it'll get done.

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Since the OP's link doesn't work I was wondering if this is what you were getting at? Because this is a plan for a flyby mission.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/03/four-main-challenges-for-2018-mars.html

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yah right, I think we can habitable again at Mars. but we can prove it on 2018.

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Psychological problems. Those are the worst problems. Watch Sunshine, it deals with just that. Anyway, the Chinese (and recently, the ESA and Russia together) did an experiment of that type.

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This isn't flyby. They're going to just hang in the orbit for a little bit, My earlier link didn't work because they took the site down.

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...the biggest space companies, like nasa, roscosmos, esa and cnsa. are not yet going to mars. they want to colonize the moon by 2020 1st. and then go for mars around 2033.

It makes sense because they would save on fuel just to name a reason and the Moon makes a great place to start a trip to other planets.
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