Would you volunteer for a mission to Mars if there were only a 50 percent chance of returning alive?
Mars is a great place to send criminals from all over the world.
Same here. It would be a blast while it lasted.
Bet your ass I would! I'd go if there was a 100% chance of dying! Going down in the history books as a pioneer!
Not dumb at all! We'll get there! It's human nature to be very inquisitive ..... Thank god, how boring without exploration! I would go in a New York minute.
I'm a Baby Boomer. Long gone is that adventurous spirit which made me do crazy things.
I said no, but it is because I have a family that depends on me. 10 years ago, I would totally go.
Hell no! But I would admire anyone who would!
Almost a 3rd of all men say yes, only 1 in 10 women. :(
It's illegal to smoke weed here. Almost impossible on mars. I'll take illegal for 200 Alex.
An just send Willard. He doesn't have anything to do now
Fuck ya I would, most of u guys are a bunch of pussy's
I would be willing to relocate permanently. This planet is doomed.
It would be an honor, but i have too much living left to do on earth!
I'd take it at a 30% chance!!!
It's because we crave adventure! Mars or bust!
Weak sauce. Where's your spirit of adventure?
If I were still single? Hell yeah! I'd be first in line!
Definitely! Sign me up!!
Yes!!!! No question!!! Even if i died, dude.. I died on mars!! Haha how cool does that sound?!?!?
I wouldn't want to do that to the people that care about me...
can I volunteer Pelosi, Reid or Boehner???
I wouldn't be able to tell people all about it if I didn't come back alive, and I would probably be without my friends and family. I'm fine staying here on earth.
Pretty sure the part about "returning ALIVE" means survival. But maybe I misread ALIVE.
What an awful question, thats like saying "would you saw off your own leg for no reason if there was only a 50% chance you would survive?" If the chance of survival was 100% I would not volunteer to go to Mars, or the moon, or anywhere else in space.
What if its like Ridley Scott's "alien"?
I would join you, so long as you are not Austrian, and you be back :)
Wait, scratch that. I just realized retina display is 2x as powerful as human sight. Nm my last comment ;)
Seeing on a retina display and seeing with your own 2 eyes are two totally different things
The red planet is a nearly airless, cold, dead, desert, wasteland. Mars sucks.
Do they have Wi-Fi on Mars yet?
No, but seriously, alot of you read the question wrong. It is not a 50% chance of survival, it's a 50% chance of return. I am hard right wing libertarian and I would go without hesitation so long as I could take my iPhone, iPad, MacBook pro and my collection of DVDs.
I'm a roboticist. Why would I want to go in person?
a manned mission to Mars is possible. however, the entire mission will take a very long time because of Mars' orbit.
I'm going to secede to Mars.
There's never a proper scenario to use YOLO
At the very least use Carpe Diem so you don't sound like a tool.
The chance to be one of the first humans to set foot on another planet. To see the magnificence of space, and get away from all the mess here on earth...absolutely. My parents have lived full lives, my brothers are married with kids, but I am single with no chance of having kids, so I'd jump on it!
If you go without a thorough training you are just freight - a glorified dog Laika.
If you go at an advanced age, you may be unfit.
You should be fit and receive the training that makes you a useful part of the mission.
Would love to I would do it in a heart beat
If I was still single and without kids, sure. But they are my first priority nowadays.
If I had no family to care about I would certainly go
nope, I like it here in the United States of America!
Good geography. That would be Wyoming.
Nope. Not worth it
NotA...why are you talking like a tarzan? If you do not like what I said, obviously I am not mentally disabled.
Are you mentally disabled?
I wouldn't go if there was a 100 percent chance of returning!
Yes! I'm over 60.....why not?
Due to this nation's decidedly atheistic attitudes, I doubt it, but indeed it does sound like a good idea.
God isn't in a physical place. You would be closer to Him by growing in your faith.
Way to be mature - both of you