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    Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Colonizing the red planet.

    MarsOne-project is planning to send people and technology to (one way) trip to Mars by 2023. I just wondering if Linux (or Ubuntu-Linux) will be part of the MarsOne project and how?

    MarsOne introduction:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlbhT0UOMLo

    MarsOne on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/MarsOneProject

    Mr. Bas Lansdorp tells about the mission:
    Talk-1... and Talk-2...

    Is Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) ready for this flight?



    $ juju clone app mars://server1

    EDIT:
    MarsOne on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/MarsOneProject

    You can see and evaluate the candidates yourself.
    Please go to: http://applicants.mars-one.com/

    And here is a Facebook-group for the applicants:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/aspiringmartians/
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    A suicide mission?

    Well, linux will most defintiely play a role, but ubuntu will probably play some role maybe.

    But who'd want to play any role in a mission were we send people to die?

    Hopefully they'll change that to roundtrip.
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    "Suicide mission"? Please. By that redefinition staying here on Earth is also a suicide mission, since ultimately no one gets out alive.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    From Mars-One:
    "Mars One's goal is to land people on Mars by 2023. As entrepreneurs, we believe that the only way this will be possible in the near term is by funding it commercially. The only business model that we believe is currently feasible is one based on the creation of a global media spectacle around the project."

    lol, It'll probably be WIndows 11...
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    This sounds eerily similar to The Waters of Mars.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Mars One is a media stunt designed to suction funding out of over-excitable investors, it's not a serious effort IMO. The business model is ridiculous.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    A suicide mission?

    .................
    LOL Thats exactly what I thought when I seen "ONE WAY" posted..

    I my friend will pass, everyone wanting to go can just send me a post card.. Oh wait..
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    A suicide mission?

    Well, linux will most defintiely play a role, but ubuntu will probably play some role maybe.

    But who'd want to play any role in a mission were we send people to die?

    Hopefully they'll change that to roundtrip.
    I don't think a one-way mission has to be a suicide mission. Supplies could be sent from earth regularly. In fact, before the colonists head off, ships could be sent ahead carrying supplies and robots to construct habitation domes and harvest water and necessary minerals from the Martian environment ready for when the colonists arrive.. Or just send pre-fabricated houses, so the colonists can put them together themselves. There exists a plan for such a program, I think it's called "Mars Direct". The leader of that project thinks a colony could be up and working in a relatively short time span.

    I'd like to be a colonist, it would be an honour to take part of a mission that would eventually take humankind to other worlds. And to answer the question if Ubuntu would be involved: yes, definitely. It would be on my laptop, and I'd ask for version updates to be sent (probably as .iso images encoded and included in the regular earth-mars communications traffic).
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Re-hi,
    Mars-One has contracted Paragon to develop life-support system and space suits for the mission.
    Ref: http://science.slashdot.org/story/13...upport-systems

    Fresh Mars-One newsletter.
    http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=...&id=dc55d39399
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    ISS (international space staton) migrates to Linux.

    Mars and space related news:
    Linux Foundation Prepares the International Space Station (ISS) for Linux Migration.
    """We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable – one that would give us in-house control. So if we needed to patch, adjust or adapt, we can do that with Linux."""

    Please read: http://www.linux.com/news/featured-b...inux-migration

    Also the brain of Robonaut (R2) humanoid runs Linux. R2 works on the ISS.
    See video: http://www.youtube.com/user/NASARobonaut
    Last edited by moma; March 30th, 2013 at 08:44 PM.

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