posted on Jan, 9 2015 @ 08:35 PM
originally posted by: Eunuchorn
I would happily take a one way trip to Mars, am I the only person who thinks this world #ing blows?
If you settled into life on the new colony - meet a fellow colonist - had kids ...... I bet they would want to see Earth.
And after visiting Earth ...... they probably wouldn't want to return to Mars.
We live in a paradise - a feast for the senses - the relative freedom of inhabiting a planet we are adapted to live on, would stand in stark contrast
to the spartan, highly controlled environment that a Martian colony would entail. At least until we terra-formed the planet - quite a lengthy process
Earth is the real prize ........ but we will have to leave this planet and colonise another to truly appreciate that fact.
The same curiousity that takes us off Earth and onto Mars - will leave humans who were born on Mars hankering for Earth.
Of course I am just kicking an idea around here - but it is fun to imagine