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Let's put a woman on Mars

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Dervel Thu 22-Jun-17 14:27:35

Just that really. I know it would cost a shit tonne of money, would probably get hassle and barriers all the way there. On top of the technical and practical difficulties.

However I think it would be enormously symbolic (globally), encourage more women into STEM, and just generally be very inspiring.

DrMorbius Thu 22-Jun-17 14:59:01

In thought Men are from Mars grin

2014newme Thu 22-Jun-17 15:01:15

It will be 2030 when people first go to Mars but you can't come back once you go.

Collidascope Thu 22-Jun-17 15:09:08

Let's send Katie Hopkins then. Or Melanie Phillips.

oohloolala Thu 22-Jun-17 15:17:46

I just don't understand why anyone would want to go to mars, I find the whole thing bizarre

ChocChocPorridge Thu 22-Jun-17 16:58:37

Oh I totally get wanting to go to Mars, and from what I understand, women would be a good choice (something about better Gee resistance, better at living in groups etc.)

Unfortunately I'm pushing 40, and too short and fat for a space-suit (I've always wanted to go into space, which is why I know that I'm too short even for a Russian or Chinese space suit and equipment)

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Thu 22-Jun-17 17:01:31

Dd would be up for this. She's 6, so could actually be a candidate in 2030.

I don't think I'd want her to go though sad. She wouldn't come back.

squishysquirmy Thu 22-Jun-17 17:02:17

Can we choose which one?
Another vote for Katie Hopkins here. grin

insensitiveprick Fri 23-Jun-17 05:53:40

What do you mean? There are already 4 women currently in the program to be the first humans to take foot on Mars.

insensitiveprick Fri 23-Jun-17 05:55:24

And this STEM bullshit has gotten out of hand. Women are already favoured in STEM fields having a 2:1 employment ratio towards them

DavidByrnesBigSuit Fri 23-Jun-17 06:32:19

Please don't send Katie Hopkins to Mars. What if there is life on Mars and that's what they assume all humans are like <shudders>

Collidascope Fri 23-Jun-17 06:46:30

I hadn't thought of that, David.
We could perhaps start an initiative to put insensitiveprick on Venus?

squishysquirmy Fri 23-Jun-17 10:28:35

"Women are already favoured in STEM fields having a 2:1 employment ratio towards them"

13% isn't it? Maths not your strong point?

squishysquirmy Fri 23-Jun-17 10:30:53

And I don't think STEM is bullshit- without it you wouldn't be able to complain about it on a computer, online would you?

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