1st human photographer on Mars

6 months 2 weeks ago #737671 by yellowlabpetphoto
It'll be a chance of a lifetime for sure!!! But no thanks :) My favourite subjects are dogs and there's no dogs on Mars, so I'll pass. LOL
Would I do it for the money and a definite ticket home? Dunno


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6 months 2 weeks ago #737673 by CharleyL
"50 years ago would have been a one way trip!  LOL " Not necessarily. We went to the Moon, soft landed, and then came back. Similar could have been done, but the trip would have been much longer.

I worked on the Lunar Ranger, Apollo, Skylab, and early Space Shuttle missions. It could have been done, if the backing to do it was there. We just wanted to get to the Moon before Russia and had no backing to go farther back then. Less risky today? Likely much less, but now backing is building to do it, where it didn't exist 50 years ago.

Charley


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6 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 2 weeks ago #737674 by Nikon Shooter

David Dettman wrote: $1,000,000?  Hell yeah.  You will become famous overnight!  


Lots of famous and rich people never made it alive back home! :P

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6 months 2 weeks ago #737747 by Photo Junky
True, but like each 'first' exploration, IF you weight the risks and decided to flip the coin, you would go down in history books.  Heck your photos could be used in the history books.


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6 months 1 week ago #737823 by Brody Kross
If they had means of getting off Mars, yeah I'd be all over this.  


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6 months 1 week ago #738062 by Jacko
Sure, for fame and excitement?  Yeah if I know I'll be able to come home. 


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6 months 4 days ago #738185 by JaneK
No way, not me.   


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6 months 4 days ago #738191 by Hassner
A trip to Mars, 9 months. 
Three months to line up for earth.
Nine months back. 
21 Months... 

Maybe. 


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6 months 3 days ago #738264 by Norse Photographer
3 months to line up from earth?  I don't get that figure Hassner?

1 million tax FREE for life?  I'd go.  


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5 months 4 weeks ago #738398 by KenMan
So when is the first human trip to Mars supposed to be kicking off?  


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5 months 4 weeks ago #738488 by Sanford
As I understand from a few years back, 2025 is the big year for Mars 


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5 months 4 weeks ago #738489 by Sanford
Well, I found some more information on that.  Seems there are two dates floating around: 2026 and 2029.

"The orbits of Mars and Earth line up for an effective mission every 26 months, and Musk hopes to use them all from now on, starting with unmanned tests in 2018 and sending the first people to Mars in 2026." [font=BBC Reith Serif, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] www.bbcearth.com/news/will-we-ever-set-foot-on-mars

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from March of this year: "Last Wednesday, Musk announced on Twitter that the new date for man to finally set foot on Mars would be 2029, exactly 60 years after the first moon landing was achieved in 1969."  www.marca.com/en/lifestyle/us-news/2022/...a474106568b456d.html


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5 months 3 weeks ago #738608 by Ian Stone
+1, not happening till 2028 or so 


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5 months 3 weeks ago #738673 by Crammer
Keep an eye on what they are doing in Texas, they are moving fast to get to Mars 


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5 months 3 weeks ago #738752 by Terryms
I try to be open to different opportunities so this suggestion would be nice for me. The other thing is that my health could be not as good as needed... but taking pictures of Mars would give me a huge progress 


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