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Which items should astronauts bring with them to Mars?

 
 
Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:10 pm
I've started a list. I thought others might want to help me, just so I don't forget anything important.

For the trip over, a barrel of apples to stave off scurvy.
Squeaky toys for the animals they encounter there
Change of socks
Fidget Spinner
Case of toilet paper
Boy Scout pocket knife
Boomerang
Dickey

Anything else?

 
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:17 pm
Well, apples are not that good of an antiscorbutic. Rose hips are a very effective antiscorbutic when made into a tea, and would be far better for the weight. They will want to take some soil along with them, and some cultures of halophilic bacteria (it means salt-loving--the Martian soil is very salty). What we call soil, or just dirt, is in fact a living organism.

(Disclaimer: I know you were being facetious. They will want several cases of condoms, too, if they're going to be there for any length of time.)
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:25 pm
@edgarblythe,
I bet I'll be sorry I asked, but should I know what a Dickey is????
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:26 pm
@glitterbag,
A yes or no will suffice.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:38 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

I bet I'll be sorry I asked, but should I know what a Dickey is????


It's a false shirt front.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:41 pm
Box of Morton Salt Mr. Green
Bowtie
Gideon Bible
Pushpins
Knickers
Bic Razors
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 11:02 pm
@edgarblythe,
Oh Thank God, that's what I hoped it was.......do you remember when all the young guys would wear those damn dickies under their button down shirts?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 11:04 pm
@edgarblythe,
hairspray
deodorant
a nice neutral lipstick
nail file
comb
soap
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 11:14 pm
@glitterbag,
I remembered a girl who wore one.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2018 11:16 pm
Lice killing formula
Nit comb
"D" batteries
Monopoly
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 06:19 am
Deep fryer with a very long cord
Back issues of National Geographic
Sporks
Wayne Newton
Dustbuster
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 07:05 am
Roger Miller records
spool of black thread
Sal Hepatica
copper knee wrap
spool of white thread
needle
cargo shorts
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 08:08 am
@edgarblythe,
One paperback copy of Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles; one hard cover copy of War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells; one bluray copy of The War of the Worlds (1953) and one copy of The War of the Worlds (2005).
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 09:41 am
WD-40
Marvel Mystery Oil
Duct tape
string
strands of wire
Expanding foam
Hammer
fresco
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 11:35 am
@edgarblythe,
Credit cards
Satnav
Kendal Mint Cake.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 11:51 am
Krugerrands
Rubber bands
Sock monkeys
Sandy Koufax bobblehead
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 02:08 pm
M&Ms, because they melt in your helmet, not on your gloves.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 02:14 pm

memory implant


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glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 04:17 pm
lint brush
dental floss
postcards to mail to family
deck of cards
crowbar
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 30 Apr, 2018 04:40 pm
Cans of Sterno
Loaves of Wonder Bread
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