posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 12:26 AM
Well, the pioneers have always been the misfits. They couldn't stand the society they lived in, or they had nothing there for them, or they had
problems or whatever. They were willing to face the unknown, rather than try to keep living under the conditions they had been. So sure, it's
people with fewer ties who would leave here and go somewhere else, knowing they couldn't return.
You'd have to have a whole ecosystem on the craft to keep you going, enough to sustain itself. Animals, plants, energy for the plants, etc. These
issues would have to be worked out first, and tested. Only then could you have a hope of not running out of resources.
The one problem I see is that you'd have a bunch of misfits confined together. In the old days, they went alone, or were confined together for
relatively short times, a month or so tops. Several months might be far too long. So probably they'd have to confine these people for a few months
right here on earth, to see whether they'd go crazy and kill each other.