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Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.

The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-env…

So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.

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:iconjusticex:
Justicex Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Now THIS is a good idea for the next Square-made Tomb Raider game ;)
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Outlawbyname Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd sign up, but I've heard that Martian weather is horrible this millennium.
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Evill-Bob Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
If I was gonna be a colonist I'd want to know if things went bad that I'd have a way out other than a visit by the grim reaper. The first decade (or few) will suck ass, especially if things go bad, but these people will be laying the groundwork for a larger colony. However I'll stay on Earth for now: my lungs don't like artificially scrubbed air and I'm personally not on board with the whole horrible death via radiation thing.
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now that's a good way to die. Get sent to Mars. :D
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POPTART117 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Will there be extremely hot women with large buxoms to occupy my time with?
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PeterHat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be a bit crappy at first, but at least it is an easy way to make it in to history. If we will get the basic needs on the norm, it will be somewhat like the colonization of the Americas, minus the angry natives, though that would be interesting.

It can be alright, you go in to history and you feel somewhat proud to die on some other planet then every other human being did.

Plus, if the colony thing will be a sucsess, with the new land you grandkids are going to be one of the richest people on Mars or at least will have a good income.

Why not?
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sharkbyte3827 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I have to admit, I have always wanted to goto another planet. But I dunno if I wanna goto Mars if it's one way. I mean i'd miss out on all the fun here on Earth.
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!!!
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The-Patchman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
ehhhh, may-be.
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TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay Total Recall!!!
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XavierPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I feel like they might make a movie out of this. If so, then let's just hope Michael Bay doesn't fuck this one up.
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nevwyn18 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Will my steam account still work in space?
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mars needs ASS!
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Misterichart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I saw this movie.... then one of us goes and investigates a ship full of "Eggs" and we all become hosts, then die from Horrible heartburn!!
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MovingTarget11 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
This would be great... If I cared at all about colonizing a dead rock. I'd rather just leave it to science fiction than to travel there myself.
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BluHealer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
*ahem* "You'll never get anywhere"
Taken from one of your comics I believe.

[link]

Don't be so quick to shoot down someone's dream.
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I never said don't do it. I just said you'll probably die horribly :D
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BluHealer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Fair enough. But I will be boldly dying in a way that no man has snuffed it before ha ha!
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ibdriven Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can get your own, mildly famous wiki page in other, non-lethal ways.
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BluHealer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Mainly being sarcatic in the face of a rebuttal. Given that I am a romantic individual (that is the classical definition of romantic, not as in a romantic comedy) I like the idea of a county pushing the limits into space. Adventure, forethought, great hopes and dreams, followed by great deeds. You know, that kind of stuff. But everyone is entitled to thier own opinion. Ciao!
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HourglassOfSouls Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
A potential future for psychologists: studying the effects of extra-planetary colonization on humans.

Well, we may yet get to meet Martians some day.
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emfinnfz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Go rejected about a month ago. By even their most optimistic launch dates I'll be to old to make an ongoing contribution to the colony apparently.
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
hmmm.
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Veni-Scripsi-Vici Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol just saw an episode of Archer that was all about this...
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sprtn43 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As amazing as it would be for mankind to become a two planet inhabiting species, I will let someone...."braver" than I to take the first step.
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Bensaret Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
People build colonies with the intent of raising future generations who will live where you've settled, so I guess that means all the women going will have to add "breeder" to their list of job duties :confused:?
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Narcotic-Nightmares Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort."

Is this Mars One ran by Andrew Ryan? Sounds awfully Bioshock like...
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Chusha Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technology just isn't there yet for a feasible and long lasting colony. Coffee will run out sooner or later. And I am not waiting months or years for a resupply. Or for the damn beans to grow.

Must have coffee and must have it now. I can wait 3 minutes for the Keurig... after that all bets on human survival are off.
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Marvelninja Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
My thoughts exactly. If I don't have my coffee in the morning, I become a horrible, terrible creature, not meant to be viewed by mortal eyes, or heard by mortal ears. I wouldn't last two days up there once the coffee ran out, and no doubt moral would drop exponentially following that point. Space-Psychologists would likely study this event and those that followed in it's wake for generations to come (lol :P).
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chitobein Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Bas Lansdorp Comstock
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And then Cohagan will work them to death, set up cheap domes and watch the children turn into freaks and start a disgustingly successful business mining turbinium.
lol

This sounds like legitimate organized crime. Just send the suckers up in a pressurized casket and watch them go insane and eventually die, all while reminding them that they paid money for it.
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DaveoOzWizard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Can we volunteer the worlds less co-operative leaders...The mission would be a complete failure but this world would be a better place.
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Vertical-Misfit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lack of air, confined space, dead planet, sounds appealing, where do i sign! :la:

:XD: yeahhhhhh i'll pass
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SilverFurredKage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Only if I get a RIG and a Plasma Cutter...

...Or a BFG XD
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Vertical-Misfit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'd want a moonraker gun XDDD
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Wabefuhon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Send the smart people who can handle this, or do what you guys did centuries ago with Australia.
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AiriKanda Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional
Outer space gives me the creeps anyway, so no way, no Mars flight for me! :) But it sounds like an interesting idea in theory... Although I'm not sure at all, if life on Mars is even possible. Is their any water up there? And, you always have to bring air with you along, because there is none... Sounds like a dangerous life to me. And what about light, radiation and gravitation? I'm not even sure a human being would stand those conditions for long... But yeah, still an interesting idea. I'm gonna stay here though! ;)
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zirothar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
"This will be the biggest thing that humanity has ever done...". Most certainly. And those taking part will be remembered for generations. I say good luck to them.

And trust me, if an asteroid the size of Texas was discovered to be heading Earth's way, even YOU would want to be on a spaceship heading for Mars!
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CKentavr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'd totally go...

...But they've decided they want a mated pair. That's just creepy, honestly.

I'd love to collect rocks, poke machines, and figure out how to grow strawberries in the martian atmosphere.
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kattenjadams Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
A mated pair? What, are we sending Finches? xD
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:iconckentavr:
CKentavr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Apparently.
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SilverFurredKage Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, Swallows. XD
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PlushyKat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, sign me up!
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darquewanderer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
:wave:

That's me saying bye, bye. Mars here I come. ;)
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coelacanth1938 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'd go in a heartbeat.
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cybernetichero Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Sadly they only want mentally stable people which puts myself and 98% of DA off the list :P
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darquewanderer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Drat, I missed that clause. :(
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jLundhArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Operation Space-Grave" sounds good to me. They need to make that the official name!
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jamt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'll pass, the ping from there would be horrible. =P
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Ferain Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Artist
It is an interesting idea and I believe it's technically possible, however...I don't know how well they're going to evaluate their applicants. It's a one-way trip and they'll be with the same handfull of people on a different planet in one single location with no way home...Wouldn't surprise me if one or more went completely bonkers and we'd have the first extra-terrestrial murder or suicide on hands...
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