What Would YOU Bring To Mars?

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  1. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    I have always loved those "What would you bring to an abandoned island?" scenarios, so I thought that it would be cool to have one. I changed it to Mars to make it cooler. :p

    Due to the ever increasing technology, scientists have now developed a way for life on Mars. You have been selected for a 50 year expedition on mars. There is only space for 3 things (or people/pets), due to the size of your space craft. What would you bring?

    P.S. Things that need to be charged (i.e. computers, iPods, etc.) come with a cable without taking up that extra space in your ship.
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    What would you take to Mars.

    Or are you on Mars already?
    ;)
     
  3. JackMaurer macrumors member

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    GF - For Sex
    Macbook Pro - For Entertainment
    Cloths - To wear
     
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  7. iPhAddict macrumors newbie

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    Aside from the usual food and water
    I'd definitely bring my iPhone.
    I hope Mars has unlimited internet access. lol
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    A wolf, a goat and a cabbage.

    Seriously? Probably a decent dune buggy. Fuel and spare tires. Or if they have one already on the ship, then maybe my iPod/iPhone with all my driving music on it.
     
  9. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    a book to learn perfect english just to stop arkitect from complaining.

    a loooooong ethernet cable or a super ultra wifi router to get internet

    a mbp to use the internet

    a towel
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Absolutely. You always need to know where your towel is.
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Much appreciated!

    :D
     
  12. iBlue macrumors Core

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    damn it, someone already posted the towel joke. :p


    It depends, what's the weather and accommodation like? Will there be clean running water, electricity, food, air and, you know, stuff like that?
    If it's just an unpopulated unexplored version of earth then I would bring
    my husband,
    a laptop, a big one, with the most amazing webcam and wireless and infinite amount of disk space for every movie and TV show and song ever made, even ones made in the future (hey, this is not exactly a non-fiction question here)
    and some plants. Every place could use more plants.
     
  13. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    Def not wireless internet access, at its closest Mars is somewhere in the range of 55 million km from Earth. This works out to something in the range of 7-8 minutes of travel 1 way(at the speed of light), imagine trying to load MacRumors if you had an eight minute ping? By the time you post someone has already won the thread.

    Assuming that food/air/living facilities are provided I would bring a nice big tv and some friends.

    Also:

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    Hells yeah, lets take that **** to MARS.

    Edit again: The trampoline, not the kids.
     
  14. iBlue macrumors Core

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    ^ Hell yeah! With the lower surface gravity you could get awesome jumps on Mars!
     
  15. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    If I went to Mars, I would bring...

    a pair of sun glasses

    a gun

    a bullet
     
  16. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    haha hey i can just jump on the ground now and it will be just like jumping on a trampoline on Mars!

    [starts to jump continuously]
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Lots and lots of condoms. Safe sex is important, even with Martian chicks.

    Oh, erm.
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Three variants of the cold virus, just in case HG Wells was right.
     
  19. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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    A herd of breeder queens to help me populate the planet
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Errr, we have more gravity here, dude. :p But I don't know, maybe you southern hemisphere upside down walkers have different rules, you know, down under. :D
     
  21. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    Didn't you know iBlue? The further down from the north pole you go the lower the gravitational constant goes. By the time you hit the South America it's somewhere in the range of 3m/s^2(I have no idea how to do superscript on a mac!).

    Trampoline would be intense though, the gravity iirc is something like 38% of earth gravity, mad high jumps plz.
     
  22. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    my golf clubs of course, i would have to try hitting a golf ball in space just like Tiger;)
     
  23. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i thought you were being sarcastic before meaning i thought Mars had stronger gravity but thats not the case. should really go to sleep now. :eek:
     
  24. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    Holy damn could you get a good swing there, next to no air pressure to even slightly alter the course of your ball.
     
  25. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    do you think the ball would start on fire after contact because of the speed and everything else going on in space?
     

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