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NASA has recently revealed its 'Tron spacesuit', which will be used on the first manned mission to Mars in 2023. The arduous journey to the red planet will take somewhere between seven and eight months, and the astronauts will never return to earth.
Would you make this journey? Could you say goodbye to your family and friends forever in order to serve this ‘greater good’? Do you think those who undertake the journey are selfish or selfless?
I have to say it is a
one way ticket! There is no return flight.
I feel it is only when they take off, it could be quite harrowing.
Then they will fully understand their lives are sealed.
Wouldn't want to be on that trip at all, don't care how well prepared.
What happens when you get there?
How long have you got to live?
I can not imagine what the families of these people going, would think.
Never to see your loved ones ever again.
''Ah the folly of man''.
"Oh brave new world, that hath such people in it!" I certainly hope they are picking strong minded people unlikely to succumb to cabin fever, paranoia or regret. No amount of science fiction movies will prepare a person for facing Mars in reality.
To colonise the place, I suppose. They intend on building environments in which plants can grow so they can sustain a human population. I imagine the powers that be have realised that planet earth will one day be uninhabitable and have started making arrangements to ensure the survival of the human race.
That's a 'no' from me!
Scaredy cat to the nth degree! Like to keep with reasonal bounds of our lovely Blue Planet.
Altitude 40k feet is ample for me!
Conversely, probably wouldn't do what James Cameron did....35k feet down into Marianas Trench. He's got more guts than I, Gunga Din!