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Could You Survive On Mars?

Are you willing to go without pizza, beer and Snapchat for the rest of your life?

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The first settlers on Mars are going to have to give up an awful lot of home comforts.

From phone calls home (there'll be between 3 and 22 minutes delay on all communication) to going outside without a spacesuit on (the extremely thin atmosphere and radiation will make that impossible), the first astronauts to go to Mars will be missing out on a lot of what we take for granted on Earth. Could you hack it?

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    Beer.
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    Live television.
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    Pizza delivery.
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    A coffee from your favourite coffee shop.
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    Texting your friends.
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    Going outside.
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    Sex.
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    Going on holiday.
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    Swimming in the sea.
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    The gravitational pull of Earth.
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    The smell of freshly mown grass.
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    Phoning your mum.
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    Going to the park.
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    Feeling the wind through your hair.
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    Boat trips.
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    A planetary atmosphere perfect for keeping you alive.
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    Going to hospital if you break a bone.
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    Having children.
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    The smell of rain.
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    That feeling when you know a thunderstorm is coming but it's not actually raining yet.
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    Netflix.
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    Snapchat.
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    Tinder.
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    Arguing with strangers on Twitter.
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    Any food that's not freeze-dried or that you haven't grown from scratch.
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    Everyone you know.
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    Everyone you love.
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    Everyone you've ever heard of.
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    Seeing Earth as something other than a tiny speck in the vast blackness of the night sky.
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    The internet.
 
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