Flights to Mars to Begin by the Year 2022?

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  1. Canarsie
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    You might be able to take a flight to Mars starting in the year 2022, but there is one catch:

    The flight is one way — you must live on Mars for the remainder of your life.

    The one-way trip is expected to take seven months, but there is no word at this time as to whether or not you will earn frequent flier loyalty program miles...

     
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    I think miles will be a key driver...right?? ;)
     
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    But by the time you get back to earth to use the miles they will be more devauled then Delta's Skymiles :p
     
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    Probably not a meaningful part of the equation since these will be one-way tickets...:D
     
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    With a seven month flight time, is there food for purchase on board? How are the snack boxes?
     
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    My guess is that they would serve Mars bars?

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    I do have to wonder, though — how will the pioneers of this mission sustain themselves? I imagine that they will need to be vegetarians, as I would not think that cows, fowl and fish can survive the journey...

    ...and imagine the day when they are unsuccessful to maintain a garden. Then what?

    I suppose elite status in a frequent traveler program is not going to be of much help here...
     
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