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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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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    More likely it will be a custom, new distro unlike the current ones out there. That way it is tailored to the Astronauts and system needs and for tighter control and security seeing as this is a space station and it can be bad if a "average joe" developer of a package does something wrong and creates an issue. As well as they may need custom software not available to the public at large.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    You can now register and submit your application at http://apply.mars-one.com

    Mars-one newsletter:

    Dear reader,
    We are pleased to announce that yesterday at 12.00 pm EDT Mars One has opened the door to the Astronaut Selection Program. In last few days we opened the application website to a small group of potential applicants and asked them to be the first ones to submit their applications. Their contribution was really helpful to improve the application platform.

    Now it's your turn. You can submit your application at http://apply.mars-one.com.
    This is Round 1 of the selection procedure which will close on 31st August 2013.

    You can apply in one of the eleven most commonly used languages on the internet: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, Arabic.


    Already 10.000 people have shown their interest for the training-course!
    Please read: http://goo.gl/sH5a2

    Check also http://marsonefans.com for the latest questions and debates.
    Last edited by moma; April 24th, 2013 at 11:58 AM.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    I recently applied (in all seriousness) for NASA's 2012 ASCAN intake (applied at the urging of an astronaut, however rejected because they are not taking non-US citizens at the moment, my qualifications and experience are sound) My heroes are Dr Andy Thomas and Dr Paul Scully-Powers - two Aussies who have flown in space, the hard way.

    However, I was suggested to look into this and I did, signed up initially and receive the updates, was definitely interested in the project.

    Note I say was....

    At the recent launch press conference my heart sank when they announced that a lot of their funding will come from turning it into a reality TV show, with the creator of the Big Brother project heading it all up. I have a few friends who went to SpaceUp EU where Mars One was discussed in great length, the consensus from many people already employed in 'the space biz' is that this is a great idea however it already has some flaws.

    Reality TV will ruin this IMO.

    People will disagree I am sure, but at the end of the day we all know the type of 'quality TV' that the Big Brother franchise is. Having seen some of the application videos (basically they are after peformers not genuine astronaut candidates as your qualifications and skillset, and subsequent evaluation should speak more about your ability to participate in a genuine space mission than a 5 minute YouTube style self made video will)

    There is a saying, "Space is hard" - I have seen it posted around Johnson Space Centre in peoples offices, its also a mantra for many of the people working at Space X (I understand the connection between Mars One and Space X) however I do beleive that with reality TV producers funding a large portion of this as a TV show, they will not want 'boring' - much of the training to be an astronaut is studying and learning manuals about all the equipment that will KEEP YOU ALIVE....there is healthy competition, as well as teamwork, things that seem to be at odds with the average reality TV show.

    I may be way off the mark here with my thoughts, but I was just disappointed to see this turned into something that could be just seen by some as a means to getting onto the TV screen for the short term, from something that could prove to be a fantastic adventure for mankind funded by the private sector. Gary Busey has put his application in along with other 'celebrities'.....

    Needless to say I am prouder of a rejection from NASA that I would be of submitting an application here. I want to be an astronaut - not a TV star.

    Like I said, just my thoughts, some people I know personally are more optimistic, others are also cynical after the announcement this week! I guess we will find out eventually though

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Exactly. The problem with relying on TV for funding is that you're essentially hanging the whole project on ad sales. I don't think that's a reliable basis for funding a long duration space mission. Even if there were enough buzz around it to sell it for the first couple of years, what happens when the public get bored and ad sales of the show drop? The level of risk there is likely to deter other more serious investors.

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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?

    Just a small update.

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

    They have almost 100K aspirants from 120 different countries.
    You can see and evaluate the candidates yourself.
    Please go to: http://applicants.mars-one.com/

    And this is a Facebook-group for the applicants:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/aspiringmartians/

    EDIT: Obs, forgot to mension this audio-recorder.... espesialmente made for the Mars-team.
    Last edited by moma; May 13th, 2013 at 10:38 PM.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Latest news from Mars-One:

    Over 200.000 people want to migrate from Earth to Mars. Boa viagem!
    Newletter: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...&id=f2d2a879b3

    Follow M-1 on Google+: https://plus.google.com/112041587972121774981/posts

    Follow M-1 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarsOneProject

    BTW: Audio-Recorder for Ubuntu 13.10 is ready for download.
    https://launchpad.net/audio-recorder
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

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