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What if you had a chance to leave everything behind and travel among the stars in a space ark or ship? Would you leave it all? Not knowing what laid ahead or if you would even see your family again? Only people in your immediate family would be allowed to go with you; your spouse & kids.

You would have to live with a select few for god knows how many years on a ship with no more than 50 or so square acres of living space that you would need to share with other people, plants for food and processing plants. You would have to work as part of the whole hive. Your final destination will most likely not be achieved in your lifetime. (But you would go down in the history books. ) The purpose of this voyage would be to find a planet suitable for humans to terraform and live on.

Would you?
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I forgot:

I would.
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[quote]Originally posted by Outsider:
<strong>What if you had a chance to leave everything behind and travel among the stars in a space ark or ship? Would you leave it all? Not knowing what laid ahead or if you would even see your family again? Only people in your immediate family would be allowed to go with you; your spouse & kids.

You would have to live with a select few for god knows how many years on a ship with no more than 50 or so square acres of living space that you would need to share with other people, plants for food and processing plants. You would have to work as part of the whole hive. Your final destination will most likely not be achieved in your lifetime. (But you would go down in the history books. ) The purpose of this voyage would be to find a planet suitable for humans to terraform and live on.

Would you?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sign me up--as long as religion is left on earth.

 

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post #4 of 30
no way jose. going down in history down mean squat after my only chance to live is wasted in some metal.
post #5 of 30
Do they have teh intarweb in space?
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post #6 of 30
Only if the chicks on the spaceship were as hot as the ones from the Lost in Space movie.

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post #7 of 30
If all I get is "going down in the history books", no way. If on the other hand, the new worlds / galaxies were reached within my useful lifetime and I could experience a little bit of the new world(s), you bet.

As far as companionship, I would require that I be allowed to bring at least two women along with me so I always had one available for inter-stellar booty calls during those idle times between planets.

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post #8 of 30
Would there be a holodeck?

Probably can't bring my car either, huh?

No, thanks. But bring me back a cool souvenir, not just one of those, "My buddy went to the Rigel Nebula, and all I got..." t-shirts.
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post #9 of 30
depends on my family...i would love to go personally, but i'm pretty sure neither my wife nor my children would want to...so i wouldn't...now if it a few years from now and my kids are off and living their lives and i could convince my wife to go, i would love to...g

then again, couldn't leave the kids even then...sadly, i guess not.....
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post #10 of 30
It depends. if THEY are on their way here then it kinda doesn't make sense to go spacewards. If not then yeah, no way I'd wanna stay on this stinking cesspit of a planet.
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post #11 of 30
If it were a quick sort of "through the wormhole" trip, and if I were able to pick the people going with me, perhaps yes. It would provide an opportunity to start a enlightened nation, which would someday leave Old Earth behind.

Heavy allusions here. . . .
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post #12 of 30
hell yeah. no way would i pass up that opportunity. fer people like me, going to space would be a dream come true. hell, i would gladly volunteer if we were to colonize the moon or mars, other moons, etc.
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post #13 of 30
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s far as companionship, I would require that I be allowed to bring at least two women along with me so I always had one available for inter-stellar booty calls during those idle times between planets.


Hell yeah. In space no one can hear you scream*.

*for joy.
post #14 of 30
No. I've adapted to earth, anywhere else wouldn't work...I'm sure there'd be so many perceptive changes I'd freak out
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post #15 of 30
I've come to the conclusion that space exploration past hubble-type things is a useless money pit.
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post #16 of 30
i have always known that i will leave this planet.
return trip or not never clear, but outbound yep.

the follow up question that then sticks is where?

<a href="http://www.obspm.fr/encycl/encycl.html" target="_blank">Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia</a> now over 100 known planets... [[great java-based star + planet finder maps for northern or southern hemisphere too from
<a href="http://www.generation.net/~mariob/astro/exoplan/intro-e.htm" target="_blank">Sky Maps of Extrasolar Planets</a>]]

&lt;&lt; chunky and slow renderings of known planetary systems ( from <a href="http://www.space.com" target="_blank">www.space.com</a> ) removed... &gt;&gt;

of course, the Roddenberry fans among us will note that Epsilon Eridani is on the list of astronomically confirmed planetary systems. According to Gene (long before the planetary searchers started looking), the homeworld of the Vulcans was around a minor star in Eridani.

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post #17 of 30
Curious thought.

If we cant leave to find another planet, Why don't we bring another planet here?
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post #19 of 30
I would. In a heartbeat.
post #20 of 30
Get back to me in November 2004. I'll let you know then.

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post #21 of 30
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You wise guy!
post #22 of 30
I would love to walk on the moon...
....would be soo fun!
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post #23 of 30
"I wish that they'd swoop down on a country lane,
Late at night when I am driving...
And take me on board their beautiful ship,
And show me the world as I'd love to see it."
-radiohead

Sign me up.
post #24 of 30
I like living on the ragged edge, and living in a tin can zooming through space is the ragged edge.
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post #25 of 30
So basically, the choice is staying here and dying before they find it or leaving and dying before they find it.

If I can take Krista Allen, yes.

The danger is of course not the journey but who else comes along...
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post #26 of 30
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The danger is of course not the journey but who else comes along...

I'm sure the people on the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria said the same thing.
post #27 of 30
Am I the only person who likes the Earth?
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post #28 of 30
"The meek shall inherit the Earth -- the rest of us will go to the stars..." Yes, I would go.
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post #29 of 30
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Am I the only person who likes the Earth? </strong><hr></blockquote>

I like earth...I just like the idea of Krista Allen and me in a space pod better
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the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not
been sufficient to win freedom, then our children
will win it by a better deed.
Pádraig Pearse

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You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish
the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not
been sufficient to win freedom, then our children
will win it by a better deed.
Pádraig Pearse

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post #30 of 30
That would be great for everyone concerned.

Think about it: all those who love Earth would stay, all the others can go elsewhere and find another planet.

I have a feeling Earth would be feeling much better if only people who loved it occupied it.
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