Elon Musk and Mars

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  1. Pete Cash

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    The sell for Mars explorers is so bleak it could only really attract lunatics. Like let's say if it were possible would anyone want to go somewhere where the bulk of the people will be so crazed, desperate or weird they would happily go on a one way trip to another planet.
     
  2. Surely

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    But think of the positives, like ummm, ummm, ah, ummm, ah

    Someone will have to help me out here
     
  3. Bandwagon

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    The people that do choose to go, will be very far away, with little to no chance of returning.
     
  4. Danish

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    The only positive is, assuming you are the first person, you will be remembered for all human history. That’s kinda awesome.

    Not “leave everyone one and everything you’ve ever known and loved to die on a godforsaken rock 50 million kms from home” levels of awesome though
     
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  5. The Charlatan

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    We could send the undesirables there and call it Marstralia.

    Then in 100 years they could come back and flog us at all our own sports.
     
  6. Surely

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    except for cricket and rugby union
     
  7. The Charlatan

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    Would hate to see the dustbowls they'd serve up there.
     
  8. Diesel

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    They will be a shit load of people putting their hand up for a one way trip.
    I guess it's what happens once they are there will be interesting.
     
  9. myrrh ken

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    Sell it as a Big Brother type experience and youll have all sorts of morons volunteering
     
  10. Danish

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    Add in slightly reduced gravity and you’d get some bloody wicked bounce
     
  11. Canard

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    MarsOne is already using that angle for their scam.
     
  12. 2_Smoking_Guns

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    it would be great if they could accommodate about 3 billion.... I'll wait to hear how great it is....
     
  13. Diesel

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    Check out The Expanse on Netflix, it's about 200 years in the future and the solar system is colonised.
    Fiction but it's feasible
     
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    Feasible?
    Man went to the moon for a few minutes 50 years ago and haven't been back because it is too expensive and rather pointless
     
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  15. Danish

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    http://www.smh.com.au/business/inno...lems-burn-other-projects-20171102-gzdzvn.html


    Things starting to get pretty dicey for Tesla with this Model 3. More and more delays being announced, clearly Musk underestimated just how difficult mass producing a vehicle really is
     
  16. millersnose

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    Subsidies to the rescue
     
  17. cerberus

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    science really does scare the shit out of righty squad .
     
  18. millersnose

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    Subsidies not to the rescue

    Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break


    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/02/tesla_share_price_drop_tax_break/

    By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 2 Nov 2017 at 18:47

    Tesla’s share price took a dive Thursday morning as Republicans in Congress revealed they were planning to kill off a US federal tax credit for electric vehicles.

    The proposed House tax bill calls for an immediate repeal of the $7,500-per-vehicle credit: something that would have an immediate knock-on impact for Tesla given that it only produces electric cars.

    Its share price fell more than seven per cent to about $296 apiece from Wednesday’s $321. The draft law emerged as the Elon-Musk-led automaker announced its worst-ever quarter, recording a $671m loss and admitting it had not met its production target for its new Model 3 car, producing just 220 of them against its 1,500 target.

    Economists believe that the tax credit is a key driver for electric car sales, and cite the example of when the state of Georgia cut its $5,000 tax credit and saw sales of electric cars slump from 1,400 a month to just 100 a month in response.



    Scrapping the leccy car deal will increase US tax revenues by $4bn, it is estimated. That’s a good saving seeing as the Republicans are desperate to balance America’s books while cutting things like the corporate tax rate.
     
  19. magpie4ever

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    I quoted in another thread, Musk is the snake oil salesman of the 21st century and was howled down.

    Wondering how the planned manned mission in a reusable rocket to circumnavigate the moon in 2018 and manned missions to Mars within 5 years are going
     
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  20. some11

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