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Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing
This seems like the ultimate sacrifice... in the article they mention that there would definitely be no shortage of volunteers. Would you sacrifice your life so you could be the first to explore certain parts of space?
I don’t think I would be able to do it, especially not at a young age when I haven’t even experienced earth properly...
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by fapython
... (snip) We should definately not send dregs of society but, fit and intelligent top of the line people, doctors scientists, engineers.
Plus the boredom factor would not phase into this as the people there would be constantly doing experiments quite alot of the time, and also preparing building, engineering works, farms etc to prepare for more peoples arrival and further colonisation. You would need about 50 people to start the colony, and they should all be fine physical specimans. I believe it should be all one race to start with. Mostly the English Anglo-Saxon man, as the British have proven of all the races to be the masters at colonisation and exploration.
I would happily go, do my duty for my country, spread the Empire to the farthest reaches of space .
For Queen and Country
Originally posted by missvicky
What are you gonna do when youget to the mines on Mars? Sing Kumbaya ? So that it becomes the Martian slavery gospel music?