Red sky: would you ever consider going on a one way trip to Mars?
Inspired by the Mars One project I ask you – would you volunteer?
Could you go on a “one way ticket” space exploration/terraforming mission to another planet, to live out the rest of your days there, manning humanity’s foothold into outer space. Sure you would have a few new arrivals every 2 years, but you could never return to Earth. Everyone you ever knew, your friends, family, even “random strangers” would be gone from your life (save an advanced version of a video chat once in a while).
It seems like a simple question, but when you think about the implications… I still cannot wrap my head around it. I read about it today, and I can’t stop thinking about this. I need your thoughts on this… Would you go to Mars a pioneer, making history… all the while knowing you will never be able to go home again? If so, why? Thoughts please, I need your thoughts, I can’t brain anymore.
(some humour welcome ofc, but pls stick to the point of the discussion, thx)
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