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Mars One

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by twinklejet, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. twinklejet

    twinklejet Member

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    I'm wondering where there isn't any thread on this considering that THEY (mars one fan forum) have a thread on Elon Musk & SpaceX there. (Source: http://marsonefans.com/showthread.php/981-Elon-Musk-on-Mars-One)

    Anyway, this project pretty much helps Elon's vision of the future since it would be greater access to Mars which means more business and visibility for SpaceX as well if it's pulled off...

    Official Website: http://www.mars-one.com/
    Indiegogo campaign: Mars One - First Private Mars Mission in 2018 | Indiegogo

    Anyone signed up for it?
     
  2. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I donated $10 to their cause. I wish more people would.
     
  3. chickensevil

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    SpaceX is listed as one of their suppliers. So they have at least started initial talks with them about securing their services. I am sure it just comes down to money costs in order to sign the contract to use them. Right now the only contract they have signed that I am aware of, is a contract with Lockheed for a rover thing, and a contract with another company for a communications satellite.
     
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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    If you look at the Mars One settlement plans, it all hinges on modified dragon capsules.
     
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    #5 Bulletproof, May 16, 2014
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    Such a giant leap for mankind, look forward to seeing what is in store for the future as this mission continues.
     
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    My opinion is that Mars One is a scam.

    There is no plausible way to do what they are suggesting (launch a probe to Mars) on just $400k.

    There is no display which would allow them to do the "orbit selfie" unless it's just photoshopped later. Most displays stop working below -40C, others are damaged by cosmic radiation.

    It costs more than $400k to build a basic satellite; how would you build a lander for less?
     
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    And before SpaceX and Arianespace noone thought it was possible to build rockets for under 100 Million.

    And people still don't think SpaceX will be able to further dramatically cut costs by making the stage 1 (and possibly stage 2) reusable... So that too must be a scam, right?

    Considering they stated on the campaign page that the 400k goal was not the only source of funding:
    I don't see where you are getting that it will only cost 400k for a lander and satellite. That isn't their claim.
     
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    I love the idea. However, Musk recently said in the MIT interview that he thought it was not going to work and thought it would cost a lot more. He did chuckle to himself and say they he would be willing to sell them his rockets though. :)
     
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    Agree 100%. They're playing a publicity game, hoping to score on reality TV shows. Nobody will ever LEO as part of this venture. I'm sure that most of the contestants look at it the same way. They know that this will never happen, so let's milk it for their 15 minutes of fame.
     

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