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Oliver Denker
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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Only if one day we can travel there in cruise ship style.

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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 9:10am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Cruise ship? You mean those giant floating petri dishes?
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Craig Earl
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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 11:08am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

There's been lots of talk about Europe to USA travel via space (reducing the journey time to just over an hour). 

I still don't fancy it!
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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 12:39pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

…there is only one planet designed for humans…

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The planet “designed” us, thru evolution, not the other way around.

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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Sure, if they ever perfect suspended animation. 

I go stir crazy if I'm in the house and don't go anywhere for more than three days. So imagine what would happen to me on a spaceship for that long!
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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 8:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I would not go now.  Too old and just not healthy enough for that.  When I was younger, I would have jumped at the chance.

All that aside though, I know the trip has a slim chance of making it, but as a younger man, I would want to be in on that history.

There are so many things to discover, just along the way.  Think of all the discoveries made during the first space race.

Someone has to take the steps, no matter the danger.
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Posted: 16 September 2023 at 8:22pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Well, the lift-off, landing, ultraviolet radiation, carnivorous Martians, none of that bothers me. Spending months in a can with the same people for 6 months scares the shit out of me, 
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Posted: 17 September 2023 at 10:46am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I've always had massive respect for the pioneers of flight and space.
 
Heroes all.
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Michael Murphy
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No, There's cancer, no real place to live, no one coming to rescue you if shit goes wrong and a whole fistful of problems to turn me off.

If it it's a sci-fi story with an entertaining plot, then sure.
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Well like the version of Leonard McCoy in the 2009 Star Trek says:-

"Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence."

So yeah, 'Hell No!' is my response to that.

Ironically, I think Star Trek is probably the fiction most responsible for suggesting the idea that travelling through space to other worlds would be quite comfortable. (Especially in the TNG era where there were ships that almost looked like hotels in space..)
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