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    A NASA official may have made a 35-million-mile slip of the tongue.


    The director of NASA's Ames Research Center in California casually let slip mention of the 100-Year Starship recently, a new program funded by the super-secret government agency, DARPA. In a talk at San Francisco's Long Conversation conference, Simon “Pete” Worden said DARPA has $1M to spend, plus another $100,000 from NASA itself, for the program, which will initially develop a new kind of propulsion engine that will take us to Mars or beyond.

    There's only one problem: The astronauts won't come back.

    The 100-year ship would leave Earth with the intention of colonizing a planet, but it would likely be a one-way trip because of the time it takes to travel 35 million miles. That’s a daunting prospect, partly because of the ethical dilemma, and partly because it may be the only recourse.

    "What psychological challenges should we anticipate in those who volunteer in good faith and with great courage, yet find themselves confronting misgivings or loneliness or feelings of rage or beset with mental illness?" asked Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.

    There's one other bizarre aspect to the plan: Humans would have to be “adapted” to the alien world, Worden said, instead of figuring out a way to make the planet more hospitable to them.

    “The human space program is now really aimed at settling other worlds,” Worden said during his talk. “Twenty years ago you whispered that in dark bars and got fired.” (Worden actually was fired, he confessed during the talk, under the Bush administration.)

    Since that revelation, hundreds of news reports about the program have theorized that the substantial budget indicates the Hundred Year Starship is a dramatic shift for the stalled space program, not just a research project; others suggest it is a serious attempt to find a way to Mars. And NASA? The space agency seems to be dodging all questions.

    FoxNews.com first contacted NASA’s Ames Research Center last week and scheduled a call with Worden for Monday. The call was postponed to Wednesday. Late Wednesday the space agency postponed again, before finally canceling the interview, citing Worden’s busy schedule.

    After a week and a half, DARPA issued a press release announcing the program -- but conveying no more information than in Worden's initial speech.

    But what is the Hundred Year Starship? Some experts argue that any program that suggests putting humans into space for their entire life, or for multiple generations, is doomed from the start, since many people react negatively to the idea of leaving the planet and never returning. Others are more supportive, saying it is the only way to settle a space colony.

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/...year-starship/
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    1.1 Million dollars to build a engine to go to mars? seems low to me.

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    ...since many people react negatively to the idea of leaving the planet and never returning.

    Shit!... I feel that way just leaving my driveway every day... let alone the whole planet.

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    So...Mickey Thomas is not playing the old-folks home?

    I'm sure there would be plenty of people that would be willing to leave this planet forever with the promise of seeing and settling on a new planet. Will they put an equal ratio of men and women on the flight, or will they have more women?

    And if I'm wrong and they really do have a hard time finding volunteers, maybe they could turn the suicide hotline into a recruitment vehicle...

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    Why is it that the same organization, NASA, who claims we are destroying this world would ethically want to venture to another world knowing full well we'll fuck that one up too. What a fucking colossal waste of money. Let Richard Branson focus on leaving the earth and traveling to far way planets never to return. Hey wait a minute, maybe this isn't such a bad idea. Quick promote Obama to Astronaut!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    ...since many people react negatively to the idea of leaving the planet and never returning.

    Shit!... I feel that way just leaving my driveway every day... let alone the whole planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie's Littler Monster View Post
    1.1 Million dollars to build a engine to go to mars? seems low to me.
    Thinking the same thing.....it costs 200 million to make a movie about going to mars.

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    I never understood the absolute need for people needing to come back. I would imagine there are a lot of people out there that would love to sacrifice their 70+ years on this planet in exchange for a few on Mars. I mean if we can send hundreds of thousands of young men into battle, why can't we send a few hundred to a new planet?

    I know this sounds bad but how about people with limited life spans due to disease? I mean they have a death sentence already, why not make a contribution to mankind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I never understood the absolute need for people needing to come back. I would imagine there are a lot of people out there that would love to sacrifice their 70+ years on this planet in exchange for a few on Mars. I mean if we can send hundreds of thousands of young men into battle, why can't we send a few hundred to a new planet?

    I know this sounds bad but how about people with limited life spans due to disease? I mean they have a death sentence already, why not make a contribution to mankind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I never understood the absolute need for people needing to come back. I would imagine there are a lot of people out there that would love to sacrifice their 70+ years on this planet in exchange for a few on Mars. I mean if we can send hundreds of thousands of young men into battle, why can't we send a few hundred to a new planet?

    I know this sounds bad but how about people with limited life spans due to disease? I mean they have a death sentence already, why not make a contribution to mankind?
    I mean, the promise of shipping out on a spaceship with a bunch of young, germ-free broads with which to precreate? The line would be around the block!

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    DARPA has $1M to spend, plus another $100,000 from NASA itself, for the program, which will initially develop a new kind of propulsion engine that will take us to Mars or beyond.
    Sounds like things are really lookin' up for the US space program these days.

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    I have a feeling that those numbers are off by 1,000% 1,000,000=1,000,000,000. Mars would only take a less than a year @ 35,000,000 and may be off by 1,000,000%

 

 

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