Yep! You read right!
So, there I read a news article about how a Dutch Company, Mars One, is offering a one way ticket to Mars!
Now is your chance to fly to the desert planet…and never come back. This is a one way trip because there is no current technology for a trip back to Earth from Mars.
They are holding applications for people for the first landing in 2023 and every two years after that.
– Must be 18 – 40 years old
– Good physical condition
– 7 years of training
– 7 months to travel
– Departing in 2022 and arriving 2032
– The trip will be broadcaster online for 4 billion people to stream
– They will be sending 2 males and 2 females each trip
– There will be “housing” that will be built by a robot
– Will be required to try and have a baby
– A similar way to Skype will be made to communicate back to Earth
– exercise equipment, tv and other forms of technology will be supplied
– Food will consist of dried and canned food
– urine will be recycled for water
– Application fee to go towards the $6 billion funding
Ok…..I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit freaked out. The thought of sending me to space in a unknown planet and being told you’ll never go back…is like being banished from home.
How on Earth will a baby survive?
And to bring a baby into the world where he has no decision of where he’s living? I mean on Mars. Bad enough on Earth but Mars?
They’ve said that they already received over 10,000 emails from interested applications.
I guess we shall see in ten years if this will actually happen.
What are your thoughts?
Are you willing to go?
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