Would you live in Mars?...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
July 2, 2008 11:37pm CST
Now that NASA scientists have concluded that Martian soil is very much the same with the soil in our back yard... and that it contains the necessary elements for plants to grow... would you consider living in Mars if they ask for volunteers to be the first Human Settlers of the Planet?... I think i would consider that... but will definitely not got through with it... i love to travel... but i still consider the place where i was born as my only home... and planet wise... i would never leave Earth for another planet... no matter how exciting the opportunity is... Would you live in Mars?... what are the things you would take there with you just in case?...
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21 responses
@LarienOB (103)
• China
3 Jul 08
i think i came from Mars haha... because i am so different from my mates.But really ,i love the planet,i want to go to Mars ,and never come back,i don't know why ,just love it , i always thought that"am i come from mars" ,there is kind of familiar with Mars. i will just bring one thing : My heart.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
There is a theory which say that life on Earth became possible because of Mars... it is quite complicated to explain... but some scientists actually believe that... so if that theory is true... then we all came from Mars... and that planet can possibly be home to us... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
4 Jul 08
Yes I would love to go! To be a pioneer, the first settlers for sur I would go. My home is where I am and that suits me fine. Since Mars has almost nothing that we have on Earth it is difficult to decide what I would bring. I would just be glad I was going!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Wow... i admire you for your bravery... and zeal to be the first settler of Mars... it will indeed be difficult to decide what to bring... and there would surely be a lot of limitations... but i guess priority of the items that will be of valuable use should be made... thanks for the response...
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
4 Jul 08
My pleasure! I had sometime to think about it and came up with BIC lighters. They are light weight and can start a fire. Surely Mars is mineral rich and could making things out of metal. Well its a start!?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
I think the metal and minerals found in Mars are not very different from that of Earth... since both planets were formed because of volcanic eruptions...
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
3 Jul 08
Dear friend, It would be a good sign that even if the earth would be saved in many ways if humans could live on Mars. Moreover many others benefits occur that like the global warming which is danger part for earth is facing I hope could also be well checked. More over many dangerous or unhealthy experiments could be done out of earth too. May there were would be a single country in Mars all these are to decided. I would like to go to Mars provided I come to earth without much lagging. I like to see Mars as a tourist. I hope a better systematic and planned development in Mars could help the people on earth to live their more suitably and healthy. I hope Mars would be full of humans within less time. Also I wish that.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Mars can be the solution we are waiting for with the many problems occuring here on Earth... but humans need to be careful not to take advantage of what Mars have to offer... or else... we might need to find another planet for humans to live in in the future... thanks for the response...
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
29 Jul 08
Thankyou for BR and good topic.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
You are very welcome...
• United States
5 Jul 08
The only way I would go is with my whole family. I could not leave them. I son's girlfriend is having a baby in January or February so I do not want to leave them. I also do not want to leave my daughter and her hubby. No I would not go to mars unless my whole family goes and that also includes my sisters.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
I think that was the same thing when the first pilgrims arrived in the US... mostly came as families... with their children in tow... in my case if ever i decide to settle there... i will be the one to go first... and if i see that my family would love to live there... i will go back to Earth to pick them up... having to live with the whole family is a very good thing... thanks for the response...
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• United States
8 Jul 08
I will tell you want you go first and come back and let us know how it is. Then I will pack up my family and follow.
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@rsa101 (13886)
• Quezon City, Philippines
1 Aug 08
Well maybe a trip to Mars is an awesome experience for me and try to explore the rugged planet. But, living in that planet, is not an option for me. I still love my planet and I would definitely missed this beautiful planet that thrives well with life. Unlike Mars which looks very desolate and no flora and fauna and free flowing water. Mars could be a good vacation destination but for a good spot to live in Earth would still be the best.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
I so agree with you... i would also love to explore Mars since i love travelling... but as to living there full time... i think i could not do that... i don't even plan to migrate to another country... since i love where i live now... it is not too much not glamorous... but it is what i call home... thanks for the response...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 08
Hello aseretdd, I love the Earth too much that I won't volunteer to live in another planet. I don't think I can live in Mars ... if the soil is only suitable to grow more plants, it is not a comfortable place for me - you know what I mean. I am a village girl at heart but used to live in a big city. I must live next to a shopping mall so that I can survive better *laughs* By the way, if they can build a shopping complex and put a lot of livestocks there, I might rethink my decision. Have you ever watched 'The Island'? The complex where they live look attractive to me...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
Having a shopping complex in Mars is a big endeavor... and i think that will not happen in our lifetime... but it would sure be cool to be able to travel there and just spend like a week or two exploring the place... i have not watched "the island" but i heard about it... and i think it is very interesting... thanks for the response...
@MichaelJay (1100)
15 Jul 08
Apparently water has now been discovered on Mars and you can see the photographic proof http://tinyurl.com/5c4de2
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Water was really discovered in Mars... but it was in the form of ice... i saw your link... and it was nice... but i have no intention of joining Yuwie... thanks for there response...
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
7 Jul 08
No No-that planet is called red planet and it is extremely cold, besides I don't think the conditions that made life to disappear and water to dry from this planet have gone away, so why should fact extinction here?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
We really have no way of telling right now if water or life did really disappear from Mars... so scientist need to make a careful study on that... but since the soil content can make life possible... we are a step closer into knowing if human life is indeed possible there... thanks for the response...
@youless (92368)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jul 08
I think that sounds very attractive. Living in a complete different place seems to give me a new life. If it's possible, I would like to have a try. Perhaps I will bring books and some of my favorite stuff so that I won't feel bored when I live in Mars. I love China
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I doubt you will feel bored there since there are so many places to go to and to name... and packing light would surely be a necessity... but a book or two won't hurt... but a new life in another planet sounds very exciting and appealing... thanks for the response...
@twallace (2675)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I'm not one that would like to travel to another planet. Even though they are just wanted to see if it's livable that is not something I would want to do. Not knocking anyone else it might be the experience of a life time but not for me.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Well, space travelling is not for everybody... eventhough our health and age will permit it... there should be a large amount of willingness... i would like to travel there... and if by some miracle i am able to do that... i will post a lot of pictures here for everyone to see... thanks for the response...
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I might do it as its been kind of a dream I've had, well that as a part of spacetravel and developing space living. At least on Mars I have 687 days in a year and days are 30 minutes longer than Earth. Pretty neat, but of course my lifespan won't adjust to the variables (that'd be too easy). If I was to go on this proposed journey I'd take a few memorabilia items, nothing too large or too numerous, but a few important things for the journey and the stay. I'd have to sit down and think carefully for some of the items in question. Reading material would be on the list most definitely.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
I wonder how we would age if we ever live in Mars... for sure it will be different than here on Earth... i hope we will still be alive to see the day when the first man will walk on Martian soil... reading materials would be great... i wonder what books i would bring... thanks for the response...
3 Jul 08
I'd take Sun-Lotion,Bread,Toasting-Fork and Pinderfields' Burns Hospital.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Why would you bring those items?... i would certainly be colder in Mars since the planet is farther to the sun that the Earth... thanks for the response... but i hope you can elaborate more... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• United States
3 Jul 08
lol living in a mars .... lol its tooo hot no one can live there ... if anyone live he will dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee heheheheheheh =]
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Since Mars is farther form the sun than the earth... scientist believe that it is colder there... and they already found traces of ice... but it would be very very long before NASA starts training astronauts for a Mars landing... and from there they will find out if living in Mars is indeed possible for humans... thanks for the response...
• United States
3 Jul 08
No. I would not. It would be too scary to be so far away from Earth, where people are originally from. I wouldn't like the idea that a lot of mechanics and human created things are the only reason I'm able to live there. It would be like I'm dependent on too many things that could go wrong.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
To live and even travel to a different planet is indeed very scary... since we do not know what lies ahead... so this feat is only for those who are extra brave and extra adventurous... i would want to travel there... but not live in Mars full time... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• Japan
3 Jul 08
If I get a chance I will be the first person to go to Mars. Mars is the best place to live now before anybody goes there. Our earth is already polluted with greedy people, racists, rapists, scams, frauds and all such stuffs. Before anybody goes there we have to escape. Why not if get a chance ?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
You are quite an adventurous person to volunteer to be one of the first settlers of Mars... in my case... i want to travel there... but i will still consider Earth as my only home... despite that fact that a lot of not go good things are happening here... thanks for the response...
• China
3 Jul 08
Hello.I think settling on the Mars is an exciting deed for me.I will be the volunteer if it is possible,but not for a long time.Modern technology enables human to fininsh some amusing missions,but going to the space is still one of the most dangerous actions for human.There is a long way for human to settling on other planets.
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• Bangladesh
3 Jul 08
no i don't. i love travel very much. but outside the earth. i love this green planet very much. i born here and i want to die here.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
A lot of people feel the same way... i for one am one of them... i love the earth... and i also love to travel... i think i would be cool to travel to Mars... but i wouldn't want to live there for a long time... i would always consider Earth as my home... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot...
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I think I've got quite enough to cope with right here. The space for stowing stuff away on the space ship would be rather limited, I think, so I'm not sure I would allowed to take much of anything.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I think the first settlers will not be allowed to take a lot of their stuff... and most of the food will be in tubes... since they have yet to plant their own food... but Mars will be a great place to travel to in the future... so long as they make it as comfortable and fast as possible... thanks for the response...
@jhake1984 (270)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I would love to travel to Mars but not live there for good...I want experience to set foot on other planet...that would be my most unforgetable experience in my life... I don't want to live there ... I don't want to leave my family and my hometown and our planet Earth...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Nothing can replace our very own Earth... and Mars will be but a destination but never home to most Earthlings... but it sure would be fun and unforgettable to be able to travel and set food there... seems like a dream come true... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@whilyn (75)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
I will if I will be paid doing it. :D Plus I think I will be doing something god for mankind. If ever I will survive there then human beings can reproduce some more and send the new generation to Mars. LOL
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Having another planet where humans can live will be a great solution to the growing population problem here on Earth... and i agree... volunteering to be one of the first settles can be considered as a heroic act... because of the great sacrifice it entails... thanks for the response...