posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 01:43 PM
i would be VERY TEMPTED to do something like this.........except for that whole one way thing.
i mean a year even two i could likely deal with,
but to know there is no way back, to know that if something goes wrong you are screwed. sorry that is just asking too much. if this was a proper
"colonization" effort of a couple hundred people with overlapping and differing skills, it would be a bit different. but just FOUR people with
another FOUR a year or two later, is just pushing the limit. i can see a high probability of suicide happening.
for anyone thinking about this i have a suggestion. first just try moving to a far away country (preferably a poor nation that is in a different
climate zone than you are used to) for a few months. get to understand all the things you miss and long for that are not available or just different
(god i miss Tim Hortons and even snow .
). then get a couple buddies and go out in the middle of nowhere alone for a few months. arrange for a bush
plane to drop occasional supplies to you (use parachutes, as friends found out as they had been lost in the barrens for a couple weeks,food goes smash
when it hits the ground when dropped from a bush plane
. learn what it is like to be completely isolated with only a couple people to talk
to. this will give you a good perspective on what the rest of your life will likely be like if you go on this mission.
in all honesty i thing the first step should be setting up a base(s) on the moon. use that as a stepping stone that is first escapable if something
goes badly wrong. work out all the little issues that are bound to show up. as well as working on some type of craft that is capable of going to mars,
yet also capable of returning, likely a space only type craft with a lander(s) capable of both landing and taking off from mars. and definitely have
many more people going. also if a space only type craft is used the moon would make for a good start/return point for any space missions.