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Want to go to Mars? We hope you like blue sunsets, mind-melting g-forces and living underground – ABC News

What would it take to get to Mars and live there for a couple of years? Come with us on a journey to the Red Planet and back.

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Congratulations, you’ve won a ticket to Mars.
You may have to wait a while before you can get on a flight. Launch opportunities only come around every couple of years when Earth and Mars line up.
Your first challenge will be to actually get off Earth.
That’s not as easy as it sounds (we’re still ironing out a few technical details with our spacecraft).
It’s a hell of a ride. To break free of Earth’s gravitational pull, you need to reach escape velocity that’s 40,000 kilometres per hour, or 11km…

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