Monday, January 10, 2011

Make that 400 and 1!

 From Fox News:

An interplanetary trip to Mars could take as little as 10 months, but returning would be virtually impossible -- making the voyage a form of self-imposed exile from Earth unlike anything else in human history.

What would inspire someone to volunteer? We've just found out.

A special edition of the Journal of Cosmology details exactly how a privately-funded, one-way mission to Mars could depart as soon as 20 years from now -- and it prompted more than 400 readers to volunteer as colonists.

I would jump at the opportunity.  Yes, even a one way trip.  My opinion has always been that humanities future lay "out there."  I believe that our continued existence demands it.  And the only way to get there is to go.

I also like that this idea is for a privately funded expedition, and screw NASA.

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