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View Poll Results: Number of UMMU to bring along
1 1 4.55%
2 0 0%
3 0 0%
4 0 0%
5 1 4.55%
6-10 10 45.45%
10-15 1 4.55%
15-18 3 13.64%
19 0 0%
20 6 27.27%
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:05 AM   #31
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I am shocked, stunned and amazed by the lack of an epic facepalm smilie.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:10 AM   #32
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:25 PM   #33
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GETTING BACK ON TOPIC NOW...

Assuming a crew of eight, how are these people going to get through the 18 months (as I recall) between launch windows and (hopefully) reinforcements?

I know there will be stuff to do, but a year and a half's worth? Will there be entertainment? Additional cargo runs from Earth to Mars to bring them more experiments?
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:39 PM   #34
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 I know there will be stuff to do, but a year and a half's worth? Will there be entertainment? Additional cargo runs from Earth to Mars to bring them more experiments?
Well, looking at what we already know about the needed work, we can be happy if the people have some free-time at all.

Alone deploying the greenhouses would not be done in a day, tending the green houses could easily take a few hours per day, since you basically need every astronaut to grow his own food. And plants won't be enough, we would also maybe need some fish as supplement.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #35
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Should I call NASA and ask them to take a look and what we are doing?
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:01 PM   #36
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GETTING BACK ON TOPIC NOW...

Assuming a crew of eight, how are these people going to get through the 18 months (as I recall) between launch windows and (hopefully) reinforcements?

I know there will be stuff to do, but a year and a half's worth? Will there be entertainment? Additional cargo runs from Earth to Mars to bring them more experiments?
If we bring all the Metroid games and the box sets of Red Dwarf and BSG, it might last them the way there.

As for telling NASA, I guess only good could come from it. Although the best I can see is being invited to Yuri's Night to be displayed as an example of motivation.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:35 PM   #37
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 If we bring all the Metroid games and the box sets of Red Dwarf and BSG, it might last them the way there.

As for telling NASA, I guess only good could come from it. Although the best I can see is being invited to Yuri's Night to be displayed as an example of motivation.
The problem isn't so much the length of the trip as the length of time between Earth-Mars launch windows, which as I said can be a year and a half. During that time, it is impossible to send a supplement to the crew due to the amount of energy expended in transit being exponentially greater, and difficult at best to get cargo over in transfers taking many times the length of the initial 'Mars Run.'

And I have to say, Red Dwarf would be one of the last things I'd want to watch while on my way to Mars... No matter how 'smegging' long the trip was.

I believe we went over the idea of telling NASA, and it was decided that we'd only do that once there is something solid to show them (IE mission was more or less finalised.) I don't know how helpful it would be, but I'm sure NASA's PR department (which seems to be at least 50% of the entire organisation the way things have been going recently ) would appreciate it.

And what's wrong with being invited to Yuri's Night??
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #38
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Just be glad there's no cat on board, and hopefully our toaster won't be that annoying.

Yeah, I guess let's keep it to ourselves until we have the good stuff done. And don't get me wrong there. Yuri's Night is not only cool, we'd also be able to spread the word of Probe through partying!
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:47 PM   #39
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I seem to recall the idea of contacting NASA to have been rejected. That was at the stage when we were all just throwing outlandish ideas out there. I can't remember exactly though.

As for a flag, I'll try to whip one up in GIMP. I'll base it off of the whole Prometheus idea I suppose.
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:51 PM   #40
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 As for a flag, I'll try to whip one up in GIMP. I'll base it off of the whole Prometheus idea I suppose.
You have to get the on there somehow. There has to be some way to hail some Probe with this mission.
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