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Old 08-22-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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New Earth Discovered

Let's imagine that we kicked space travel up a notch and a new planet was discovered that appeared to be just like Earth. They are looking for volunteers to inhabit this new place. The rub is that it takes a year to get there and they will have to short rope you down and immediately head back to Earth. They might also be able to leave some limited supplies.
Would you go?
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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who else can come with me? do i get to chose some of the gear? what do we know about climate, zoology, botany, soil fertility, etc?

but sure, i'm probably in.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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It has been discussed and there will be either 20 people with a year of provisions or 50 people with 3 months provisions. There will be a lottery to pick who is going but the lottery will pick groups. There can be one to four in a group. The place seems to be a replica of Earth but no one is really sure, no one has been there! They do know that electronics won't work there, they suspect something is different about the magnetic field. Due to logistics gear will have to be basic. Sorry, no room for a still.
They plan on sending one transporter ship per year and hopefully two per year in about a decade. But then it again they might phase out the transporter ship, depends on who gets elected.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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I would go; but my wife wouldn't let me.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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My wife would be glad to get rid of me.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Will there be Cougars there? Or just Bobcats?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:26 PM   #7
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Will deliver of Hawk's Vittles still be prompt. I must know that first.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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