China’s Mars Simulation Base Is Up And Running

In the video right after the break, the video suggests China is planning a mission for Mars in 2020.  I assume they’re planning to send taikonauts to Mars in 2020 since the video is about how they had built a Mars simulation base for taikonauts on earth.  I think this is amazing!  Sending humans to Mars would be a new next biggest achievement for humans outside of earth!  I can’t wait to see this happens in 2020!

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Levitating Bluetooth Speaker Mars Looks Really Cool

I never have had a Bluetooth speaker before, but I wish I’m having Mars after I see how a Bluetooth speaker can levitate so cool.  Now, if they give Mars an AI (artificial intelligence), this should be doubly cool.  Anyhow, check out the coolness of a levitated Bluetooth speaker known as Mars by Crazybaby right after the break.  Enjoy!

Mars (Music by Vinh Nguyen)

I just released a new dance single “Mars,” and I hope you can enjoy it.  As always, it’s $0.99 a download.  You can download this single in high quality MP3 or FLAC at CDBaby.com.  For limited time, you can also listen to “Mars” on my music blog, VinhCanDoMusic.com, for free.  In a week or so, you can also find “Mars” on Spotify and other online music services.  Don’t forget to spread the love for “Mars” by spreading how much you like it to your friends OK?  Thanks.

Mars Music Cover Art by Vinh Nguyen

Fighting For Mars (Poem By Vinh Nguyen)

Just another poem I had written thus far, enjoy!!!

  • When a man got nothing to lose,
  • he would wage war to no end,
  • after all he got nothing to lose,
  • thus violence ensued to no end.
  • Even a coward could brave up,
  • when he got nothing to lose,
  • thus he would pump up,
  • as if he got everything to lose.
  • Illusion could be the reason,
  • but delusion had seized the day,
  • there men with wars needed no reason,
  • so nothing could keep ‘em at bay.
  • Men with reasons would think twice,
  • then surmised wars would be few,
  • then proclaimed men were wise,
  • so wise men should be shrewd.
  • Little had they known and found,
  • even wise men could turn on a dime,
  • to be or not to be a clown,
  • “matter not” when they had not a dime.
  • As bad time got worse,
  • came out of the woodwork a God of war,
  • declaring men got no time for remorse,
  • thus men should make war.
  • The king of Mars had known,
  • just a stir or two,
  • yet war had grown,
  • between men who got nothing to lose.
  • Fearing not for men who got nothing to lose,
  • for they had their games and wars,
  • fearing much for men with everything to lose,
  • for losing their sanity in wars.
  • We should fear God of war,
  • for he had turned wise men into fools,
  • thus fools would wage war,
  • as if they’ve got everything to lose.
  • The question could be all about,
  • to lose or not to lose?
  • Nonetheless, the fools waged war,
  • “matter not” they’ve got something to lose.
  • On they waged war after war,
  • even when they’ve got something to lose,
  • fighting for Mars they waged war,
  • even when earth had got everything to lose.

He Is From Mars, She Is From Venus

Just another poetry of mine.  Enjoy!!!

  • If he is from Mars
  • And she is from Venus
  • Both take a visit to Earth
  • And shook their heads
  • And sigh without shyness
  • Voicing that earth is barren
  • Only dry rocks play with boiling sun
  • If he yearns back toward Mars
  • And she yearns back toward Venus
  • Both stand on Earth’s barren back
  • And stare hard at their home worlds
  • And admire their teeming worlds
  • Voicing that their worlds are blessed
  • Truly, teeming with life
  • If they take a look at each other
  • They might be of different species
  • Nonetheless they have life which breathes into them
  • Nonetheless they have nutrients that race within them
  • Nonetheless they have windows that frame the beauty of the cosmic
  • Nonetheless they can be inspired by their own civilizations
  • Nonetheless they can say that Earth is truly barren
  • If they think hard
  • One might wonder if they think that there might be other Mars
  • If they think hard
  • One might wonder if they think that there might be other Venus
  • Perhaps no two Mars are exactly the same
  • Perhaps no two Venus are identical
  • At least these other Mars and Venus might not be as barren as Earth

Mars One Plans To Create A Human Settlement On Mars By 2023

Artist impression of a Mars settlement with cu...

Artist impression of a Mars settlement with cutaway view (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The idea of humans to colonize Mars by 2023 is so extraordinary that it scares me.  It scares me that this idea will fail terribly!  It scares me that hope will be crushed and space programs will go into a withdrawal.  Nonetheless, it’s a noble idea and an idea that has no parallel so far.  Of course, there are ideas that even more absurd than to colonize Mars, but those ideas are so absurd that there little to no opportunity for such ideas to be fully realized.  Colonizing Mars though is a different story as Mars One seems to have a plan for how to colonizing Mars in 2023.

Mars One is a project which will start sending first 4 humans (astronauts) to colonize Mars in 2023.  This is one way mission or one way ticket, because whoever arrives on Mars through Mars One project will not plan to get back home (earth).  Nonetheless, should Mars One train the first 4 astronauts the basic knowledge of science in making the right equipments and spacecrafts so they might use such knowledge to improvise their way home – in the case of homesickness?  Sorry for the digression.  Every two year after the first Mars One Mars landing, a new group of humans would join the Mars One settlement on Mars.

Mars One plans to make this idea a reality in a big way.  How big?  As in very big entertainment!  It’s unclear though how Mars One will entertain the world with their missions!!!  Will Mars One allow people to see real preparations for human settlement on Mars through videos and images?  Will Mars One create a TV reality around their missions?  (The baddest reality TV show on earth, ever!!!)  Will Mars One do what to entice people about Mars One human settlement on Mars?

Set the hypes about Mars One aside, I think in the end, it matters most that humans can colonize Mars.  To colonize Mars isn’t something we just wake up and say let do it.  I think colonizing Mars is a lot more difficult than anything else we have done with space programs in the pasts.  Imagine how lonely it will be for the first few groups of humans to settle on Mars.  The Mars One settlement will grow at a slow pace, and the loneliness of living on Mars will continue to grow for the Mars One settlers.  Living on Mars might require Mars One settlers to be extra careful in their daily activities.  It’s not like they can breath without proper equipments on Mars.  Without enough knowledge to repair and remake proper equipments and tools, Mars One settlers might be stranded on Mars.  To be stranded on Mars is not the same as to live on Mars.  So on and so on…

Enough with my rant since I don’t know much about Mars One anyway.  My little knowledge of Mars One was acquired through watching the video right after the break, so you go ahead and enjoy the video!!!  I was very much enjoyed the video myself!!!

Afterthought:  I’m so glad that they are planning to colonize Mars in my lifetime.  I don’t really have to read science fiction books and dream for the coming of such a day/event.  Even if Mars One mission will fail, I think it’s one of the noblest adventures, explorations, experimentations, and ideas that humankind has ever attempted.  Mars One might be a stepping stone for even greater aspirations and achievements to come.  After all, we do not have an insurance for earth, and earthlings are too eager to destroy it — therefore we need to know how to colonize other planets in a hurry.

Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/mars-one-one-way-ticket-red-planet-192011042.html