Would you go to the planet Mars? One-way trip to Mars begin in 2024. There is no way back to Earth.
People are lining up to go already. 4 people at a time every two years to start. There is no way back to Earth. As much as space, planets, stars, etc., is interesting and fascinating because of the vastness and infinite discoveries possible, I would NOT be interested in going.
For real? Wow.
I couldn't do it myself-- well, with my health issues and my age in 10 yrs they probably wouldn't pick me anyway. But I have kids, who even though are grown/near grown, it would really be impossible for me to leave them forever, or not see any grandchildren.
If I were young and unattached and healthy I might consider it just for the adventure... but at the same time it seems so far away and cold and lonely and barren-- it'd be a hard decision.
Can't see how anyone with children could willingly go or even want to.
Since it's a one way trip, no coming back ever, it will be some very special people going. The first group will certainly make history but will never enjoy it.
I would absolutely be interested in going even if the mission was a one-way trip!
I'd love to go to Mars, but not on a 1 way trip. With all the excitement, life is really short. There's too much to enjoy on my own planet. I'd like to know, after reaching Mars, if I survive, how would I live out the rest of my life? If the harsh environment does not kill me, I'd probably get bored to death. There's really nothing to explore on mars apart from rocks and various other geology. My opinion is that if people are given the opportunity to go to Mars, they should have an option of coming back home.
No, I love mother earth too much! Mars lacks fresh air, beaches/oceans, palm trees, 5 star hotels and restaurants. Moving to Mars would be like starting civilization over again without the benefit of being able to breathe without an oxygen tank.
For all we know we may have abandoned Mars millions of years ago to start anew on Earth. LOL!
I wanted to participate so i would never return to earth but i thought it just an fake news.
But few days ago i read that many people from my Maharashtra state are shortlisted then felt that i missed the chance.
Thank you all for your comments/opinions.
We have a full range of opinions - from a regret to missing a chance to get on the list early (buddhaanalysis) to a definitely want to go even knowing it's a one-way trip only - no way back.
Perhaps one day there'll be five start hotels on Mars with a ride back. For now, it appears to be a settlement, like pioneers a long time ago in the Midwest but with oxygen tanks and, no horses.
As mentioned, too many things to miss here on Earth and as dashingscorpio pointed out, Mars may have already been inhabited and abandoned many millions of years ago (and if that can be proven, Darwinism is completely out the window and we can feel better that we did not evolve from monkeys).
It will be interesting to follow once it starts happening.
I couldn't go with a one way ticket.. As much as i would love see Mars, I have children, family and friends. I couldn't leave them behind.
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