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How far is it to Mars?

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  1. fletcher

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    Just another 5 minutes, stop fucking around back there
     
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    The return trip was boring.

    No fun facts and blew right by the moon.

    BTW, space is fucking huge.
     
  4. fletcher

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    Its like the real Mars landing, you arent supposed to come back.
     
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    The Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson makes this argument as well. Initially, a trip to Mars is one way simply because both ways is too much radiation. Now, you can create better shielding, but there's another problem - after an extended period on Mars your muscles and bones would atrophy because you weigh less on Mars, so returning after several years, you would probably be confined to a wheelchair. You might not even be able to keep your head up since your neck muscles wouldn't be used to that kind of weight.
     
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    So that is what happened to this fella:

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    That's why you have to hit the Mar's gym hard. Don't mind me Martian ladies, I'm just going to do a few reps on the bench press with a 1000 pounds.
     
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    Dayum...That's a big distance!
     
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    1000 lbs? Bro, do you even lift?
     
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    You should see me leg press on mars. School buses bro.
     
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    Mars is 15 seconds away?

    That's nuts!
     

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