What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
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05-10-2016, 06:21 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Physical education. Lower gravity on mars, everyone is going to need a personal trainer to fight muscular atrophy.

Plus, pole-vaulting on Mars would be fun.

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05-10-2016, 06:37 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
(05-10-2016 06:21 AM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  Physical education. Lower gravity on mars, everyone is going to need a personal trainer to fight muscular atrophy.

Plus, pole-vaulting on Mars would be fun.

Unless you're the Pole. Smartass
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05-10-2016, 06:41 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Geology, botany, mechanical engineering, planetary space weather.

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05-10-2016, 08:11 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Theology with a minor in animal husbandry just in case you come across some alien goats.

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05-10-2016, 08:29 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
Going to Mars right now is a suicide mission.
Two years in a small confined place with other people gets you there. There is no coming back and that's if you can survive two years without killing each other or wasting away due to lack of gravity.

Bone density is going to be a major physical issue.
I would not focus on the engineering side. I would focus on being the person that can get people there in one piece, mentally and physically.

I could envision people in a coma while in a centrifuge like device to give a sense of gravity that would help keep their bones from deterioration.

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05-10-2016, 08:48 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
The first pilots were also more or less suicidal. Someone with some proverbial balls bas to work out the kinks so the rest of us can jump on the bandwagon once it's safe Big Grin

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05-10-2016, 09:18 AM
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(05-10-2016 08:11 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Theology with a minor in animal husbandry just in case you come across some alien goats.

Don't be a VVitch about it. Evil_monster
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05-10-2016, 09:45 AM
RE: What Degrees Are A Good Bet to Go To Mars?
(04-10-2016 11:06 PM)Cumulus Wrote:  [Image: maxresdefault.jpg]

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?

I think degrees or knowledge will have to be spread out - only polymaths need apply. But more than just education, the personality. If you can survive in Antarctica by yourself for a year - without losing your mind, even without a degree, you are probably better suited for the trip than someone with an otherwise excellent degree.

Mars, in the early days, will be no place for softies and those who are addicted to human touch and reassurances.

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05-10-2016, 09:52 AM
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(05-10-2016 08:48 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Someone with some proverbial balls bas to work out the kinks so the rest of us can jump on the bandwagon once it's safe Big Grin

Yeah make sure you go on the ship with the Hairdressers, tired TV producers, insurance salesmen, personnel officers, security guards, public relations executives, management consultants. It will be called the B ark.
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05-10-2016, 09:58 AM
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(05-10-2016 09:52 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  
(05-10-2016 08:48 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Someone with some proverbial balls bas to work out the kinks so the rest of us can jump on the bandwagon once it's safe Big Grin

Yeah make sure you go on the ship with the Hairdressers, tired TV producers, insurance salesmen, personnel officers, security guards, public relations executives, management consultants. It will be called the B ark.

I was kind of going for the space shuttle door gunner position myself.

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