posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 05:22 AM
reply to post by dorkfish87
I agree. If nobody ever took risks then the America's nor Australia would ever have been colonized. (not saying thats a good thing, but I guess I'm
implying it.. but what ever).
The first to colonize Australia lived in hellish conditions both on the boat on the way here and when here.
Sure on the boat there were would have been more than 4 people, but the conditions were so #ty that if you did a 'study' to see the psychological
effects on the passengers you would find its not good.
That one of the passengers might get sad and have #ty sleep patterns is no reason no to attempt this feat.
The volunteers will likely be robust people who are at one with the prospect of death, eg they already have a grown up family).
I understand they will be targeting people in their middle ages as radiation will effect them less (ie they arn't growing, harmful effects of
radiation don't set in for some time after exposure, the hope is they die of old age before the cancer gets them).
There is as i understand it, some possibility of coming back depending on the progress of the mission (the eventual plan is to build a launch ship on
Mars, as making a space ship that can land then re launch is not economically feasible.. the return journey is sort of a pipe dream).
I wouldn't put my hand up for this at this stage in my life but probably if I was 20 years older. I'm sure out of the millions of people who would
make good candidates many will apply.
Hopefully they will be the Columbus' of Earth and not abandoned due to insolvency lol.
What if ratings take a dive and it can't be funded? I assume it will be done through a limited liability company, thus if it runs out of money it
will be put into administration and its assets sold.. Perhaps NASA would bail them out?