What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
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04-10-2016, 11:06 PM (This post was last modified: 04-10-2016 11:13 PM by Cumulus.)
What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
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I haven't taken any college and I have an interest in Astrophysics and Quantum Mechanics.

I very much want to be a part of SpaceX's mission to colonize Mars or NASA's Orion Mission to Mars. I realize I might not be able to finish my PhD in Astrophysics, (or whatever degree they want on the Red Planet) in time to go in the mid 2020's but I could still be part of a second or third generation of humans to travel to Mars.

So I was wondering if any of you knew what sort of degrees lead to the path of colonizing Mars. Not helping humans to go to Mars, actually going to Mars. What degree should I consider pursuing that lines up with my interests but also gets me to Mars?

I was thinking I could be a Payload or Mission Specialist. What do you think?
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04-10-2016, 11:09 PM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Extensive flight training seems like a safe bet.
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05-10-2016, 12:27 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Philosophy. There's nothing for you down here.

Atheism is NOT a Religion. It's A Personal Relationship With Reality!
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05-10-2016, 12:33 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Botany, of course. Smartass
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05-10-2016, 01:38 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Ecology?
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05-10-2016, 02:18 AM
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Botany. Specialise in growing potatoes.
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05-10-2016, 04:05 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
NASA likes to have people with two degrees, more bang for the buck. Mark Watney had a degree in mechanical engineering as well as botany.
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05-10-2016, 04:27 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
(05-10-2016 04:05 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  NASA likes to have people with two degrees, more bang for the buck. Mark Watney had a degree in mechanical engineering as well as botany.

I'm not entirely sure Hollywood are the people to ask about what kind of jobs NASA or SpaceX wants to send into space. I haven't seen the movie yet but I plan on watching it on Netflix sometime.
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05-10-2016, 04:58 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
(05-10-2016 04:27 AM)Cumulus Wrote:  
(05-10-2016 04:05 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  NASA likes to have people with two degrees, more bang for the buck. Mark Watney had a degree in mechanical engineering as well as botany.

I'm not entirely sure Hollywood are the people to ask about what kind of jobs NASA or SpaceX wants to send into space. I haven't seen the movie yet but I plan on watching it on Netflix sometime.

First, I'm quoting the book, not Whollyweird. And the actual director of NASA agrees with Andy Weir on this, so don't panic.

Second, read the book first. It's a free download if you Google.
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05-10-2016, 05:41 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Celsius is preferred to Fahrenheit......

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