NASA has been toying with the idea of sending a crew to Mars, and I don’t think they’ll have trouble finding a team of 4 or so to make the trip. Would I do it? Hell yes. But I feel I must say that if I had a family with kids and stuff I don’t think I would but a part of me would have regretted not going.
Is it a suicide mission? I don’t think so – there’s just currently no guarantee you would be able to come back. You’d lead the way and have your name known forever. And it’s not so say that in a few years NASA couldn’t send a return craft for you to use. Never know. I wouldn’t go with the hope of returning – I’d do it for science and to go somewhere where ‘no man has gone before’ (Star Trek reference). Ever heard of “Neil Armstrong”? Yeah, because he was the first to ever walk on the moon. He’ll live forever because of that.
Question to you is: If you were offered a one way trip to Mars – would you go?
There’s heroes and there’s legends – Heroes get remembered but legends never die
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