Friday, 29 October 2010

One way ticket to mars

" It may sound like Hollywood Science Fiction, but NASA is mulling a new one-way mission in which astronauts will be sent to another world such as Mars to settle there for ever."
(From The Times of India)

Mars, unsurprisingly


Well there's something to think about for you. Would you go? Say your last goodbye to Earth, ever, to be the first man off to explore a new world? The idea has it's appeals but also it's horrific consequences.. And I must wonder about the plans, are they sending a breeding community up there to start populating the red planet? Or would they keep ferrying Earthlings (Strange to think that within my lifetime that distinction might mean something, as there would be extra-terrestrial humans around) out there for a period until real colonies could be built?

The surface, for most of the way over it as far as I know
It's going to take some real work before I'd want to give up this planet for Mars though, interesting as it may be.
 

22 comments:

  1. It takes 9 months, I question how many people they would need to send to even get it off the ground? how many can you fit in the spaceship? lol

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  2. I wouldn't go. but this is definitely the next step, to ensure man's survival as a species. Out of 6 billion people, im sure theres more than a few who would grab this opportunity to go down in history

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  3. I wonder what would NASA do if the astronaut changes his/her mind halfway into the trip.

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  4. Hell no, Mars is no where near to become inhabited yet. If were talking about 20 or 30 years from now, No. Maybe our kids, kids. But, not me, not now.

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  5. If only we could inhabit it... No more population issues...

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  6. I'd go for free. Send me there, let me do research, and let me read. I would love nothing more than to just read for hours on end, every day while doing research. Also being the first 'martian' would be sweet :)

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  7. Don't think I would go, I'll wait for someone whose much braver than me to go first!

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  8. Wow let's say this is a possibility in my lifetime and that there is some special list and my name happens to be on it to go...yeah i would jump at the chance, earth girls have just broken my heart one too many times :)

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  9. I don't want to go Mars if I don't have to

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  10. but what about the mars zombies?!

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