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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?

    MarsOne-project is planning to send people and technology to (one way) trip to Mars by 2023
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    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.
    Yeaps, couldn't agree more with you.

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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    You may already know that Mark Shuttleworth was a researcher and guest... on the ISS (International Space Station) in 2002. I think he has a strong interest to make Ubuntu part of the Mars colonization.

    Criticizers should stay on earth.
    Next big rock from the space might well wipe you out.
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    Re: Will Ubuntu apply to Mars-One mission?

    Quote Originally Posted by moma View Post
    You may already know that Mark Shuttleworth was a researcher and guest... on the ISS (International Space Station) in 2002. I think he has a strong interest to make Ubuntu part of the Mars colonization.
    I'm sure he'd love to be involved with an actual credible mission.

    There are lots of important strides being made in commercial space (Bigelow Aerospace, SpaceX, etc) but there's nothing about this Mars One startup that suggests it's to be taken particularly seriously. IF they get genuine talent and money and industry partners on board then they MIGHT get to Mars in 20 or 30 years if they have a ton of money and resources. The idea that they could go from nothing to the most challenging long-duration space mission in such a short time with such a small team and a kooky business model is a bit ridiculous IMO.

    I'll revise my opinion when Mars One get their first successful probe on the surface of Mars in one piece, but they're a long, long way from even doing that. And even if they pull that off manned spaceflight is a whole different ballgame. Their timetable is "ambitious" to say the least.

    Criticizers should stay on earth.
    There's nothing wrong with criticism, we should always be open to it. Without the freedom to discuss the validity of ideas, how could we ever decide which ones are any good?
    Last edited by Paqman; November 15th, 2012 at 11:36 AM.

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