posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by lostbook
People should read the fine print when they sign up for things. Now these people will probably still go because they want to protect their past
perception. They won the bid They will want to collect their winnings and spend their life stuck on mars.
Notice that they didn't even bother to ask an astronaut that has spent time in space couped up in the space station.
edit on 31-12-2013 by
rickymouse because: (no reason given)
You're missing the point mate. If this really happens they will be making history, for better or worse. Like the brave men who sailed from portugal,
spain, england and others to discover new lands hearing tales that their ships would reach the edge of the world and fall into nothingness, of
monsters and devils but still they went.
What would be the point in talking to an astronaut that spends his life on a space station studying when their mission is to colonize a planet...?
Those missions will need minimum "academic" personnel (like astronauts) - like our early ships that discovered the americas needed one captain and one
first mate. The rest is hand-on personnel. People that can actually "do" the stuff. Not just people that can "study" the stuff, or "navigate" or
"observe" or put out amazing theories about something.
I think these people deserve huge amount of credit if this mission does go forward which I hope it does. 500 years ago we were sailing to discover new
lands in our own planet... today, 500 years later, we're "sailing" again, in "ships" but this time to another planet.
This is awesome. Its truly magnificent.
edit on 31-12-2013 by FraternitasSaturni because: (no reason given)