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mk  ·  2752 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mars mission as reality TV show
I want human exploration of Mars as much as anyone else, -probably more so. But, I'm actually not for this. There will be motivations in a profit/entertainment-driven venture that will lead to shortcuts and jeopardize the lives of those involved.

Mars is going to be grueling, and there is a good chance that people will die.

Also, those above ground structures are unrealistic. More likely they will cover any structures with dirt to reduce radiation exposure.





thenewgreen  ·  2751 days ago  ·  link  ·  
I guess I saw it as more of a cspan-level of entertainment. Not overly dramatic but narrated by Morgan freeman.

I doubt that the integrity of the mission would be compromised by sharing the trials and successes along the way via tv. I do think it could make the project more visible and create a common objective for humanity. It would need to be done by someone that respects the mission more than the ratings. Produced by James Cameron?

mk  ·  2751 days ago  ·  link  ·  
    Not overly dramatic but narrated by Morgan freeman.

I had to reread that twice. :)

If Morgan Freeman was narrating my adventure, I'd be worried.

...THE MARTIAN WINTER CAME FAST TO OUR FOUR EXPLORERS.

thenewgreen  ·  2751 days ago  ·  link  ·  
Morgan Freeman could read the sentence," the Martian surface was dry and arid" and make it sound dramatic and cool. I guess my point(not well made, I admit) was that Morgan Freeman could narrate cspan and make it interesting.