Would you go on the first colony ship to Mars? The Scifi geek in all of us would probably jump at the chance. But in reality, would you really want to go? Yes, it is a great adventure but it is also dangerous. The prospect for danger and death are significant. We will leave behind most of our creature comforts. The prospects for romance will be very limited. We probably wouldn’t have pets, except for those raised for food. No night clubs, no cars. The first colony would be in cramped quarters in tubes, a human habi-trail. It would not be in great domed cities that might come later. Is the adventure worth it? At 55 I’m too used to the comforts of earth and wouldn’t seriously consider it. I’d like to visit, but wouldn’t want to live there. How about everyone else?
If the technology allows me to go to Mars in my life.
I surely will book one ticket to go ''!
I'm too old to even think about it - and I know I'd go nuts and pull a Hal200.The first ones to go will need to be special breed - perhaps literally, like Tweaks.
I feel it would take a special person to volunteer to go to Mars. First it would take about 260 days in a cramped ship to get to Mars. In contrast, Columbus sailed the Atlantic in 1 month. Once there, you would live in cramped quarters on a hostile world. It would be like living in a submarine. Call me a wimp, but I'm backing out. I'd rather sit back in my creature comforts with a beer in my hand and watch my copy of the Brian De Palma movie Mission to Mars.
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