posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 07:31 AM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
I would go, no ride back needed.. Prob wouldn't pass the mental or physical part but hey I would try. I could be the first human (well the 1st I
think) to grow a martian herb and fermented martini Mark Watney style.
“LOG ENTRY: SOL 381 I’ve been thinking about laws on Mars.
Yeah, I know, it’s a stupid thing to think about, but I have a lot of free time.
There’s an international treaty saying no country can lay claim to anything that’s not on Earth. And by another treaty, if you’re not in any
country’s territory, maritime law applies.
So Mars is “international waters.”
NASA is an American nonmilitary organization, and it owns the Hab. So while I’m in the Hab, American law applies. As soon as I step outside, I’m
in international waters. Then when I get in the rover, I’m back to American law.
"Here’s the cool part: I will eventually go to Schiaparelli and commandeer the Ares 4 lander. Nobody explicitly gave me permission to do this, and
they can’t until I’m aboard Ares 4 and operating the comm system. After I board Ares 4, before talking to NASA, I will take control of a craft in
international waters without permission".
That makes me a pirate!
A space pirate!”
― Andy Weir, The Martian