If offered a free chance to be one of four astronauts on a maiden voyage to colonize Mars 10 years from now, would you go? (UserQ)
what atmoshere is gonna block out harmful rays
too many things can go wrong snd its impossible
Two way ticket -sure, one way - have to think about it but probably yes if I could still communicate with earth
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
I would go even though it is a one way trip.
This is great. I say we take the 34% of dems that said yes and make thief dreams come true!
Only If my grandkids could go.
It would need to be over 100 years in the future. We haven't even gotten there yet, let alone started terra forming.
I prefer my feet on earth
Why only half as many gals as guys?
Hell yes. I would miss my family but I think it would be the ultimate journey.
Bluejay, I think you misread that. Mars-One says the trip would be 10 months. The time it takes depends primarily on when you leave, because of the relative positions of Earth and Mars. Some years shorter, some longer.
One of four? That's not enough people to colonize a place. And I would never leave my family.
HELL no. I'm just fine here on earth
For those who stay: they would never experience Earth gravity again and be adapted to Mars.
A visit to Earth would require them to
wear an exoskeleton as now being developed by the military.
Mars born people would be lean and fragile but adapted to Mars.
@gunny: yes they would need rehab therapy, but the journey would maybe take 8 months then you have gravity again on Mars though reduced.
Bluejay 7 months lol
@Praetorian, yes, but the astronauts returning from just a few months on the ISS do that, and the still have pretty significant bone loss. Methinks years of no gravity, or non earth gravity would probably cripple them.
@Gunny: they did on Mir
You have to do physical training daily like treadmill while strapped down.
Omg without hesitation., to be one of only a few people to ever see space and see things no one else ever has.. How could you ever say no., the unknown is part of the excitement of it!!
Nice job, South Dakota.. I know it's bad, but damn!
This question has come up, in case some of you don't know, because a Dutch company has plans to start colonization of the moon in 2023 and repeatedly sent colonists up there every two years after that. It's a seven year voyage though. But hey, it's a whole new planet. The final frontier.
I would really like to be in the second or third wave once its a little more established
I'd base my answer on how many of those other three astronauts are female.
To the people who want 100% safety. Do you ever travel by car? That's not 100% safe.
I'm surprised at how many people based their answer on a tv show.
While I admire those involved in space exploration, it scares me. It would be hard to want to colonize another planet.
Is it possible that humans could survive that long in space, without the benefits of earths gravity, and not suffer from harm to the cardiovascular and skeletal system?
In ten years im gonna be hunting bear in Alaska and im not giving that up for mars
If there were a filter for marital status singles without kids would probably say yes more than 50%
Nope cause I expect to have a family and kids. I wouldn't want to leave them.
i'd be too terrified of aliens and stuff
Hell yea, if i die i will be remembered, if i succeed i will be more remembered. And it will be a great thing to be part of history
after doctor who, NO! before, yes. same thing with my opinion of angel statues.
Too old to colonize anywhere, especially in 10 years. However, I would have gone 20 years ago.
If it ends badly, then no. If it ends well, then sure.
I hope to be retired in 10 years.
I can't believe how many people said no. Where is your sense of adventure? That would be the trip of a lifetime assuming it ended well. I'd definitely go.
No, just because I don't trust anything before it's been tested and is at least at version 2. So no way would I risk my life on a maiden voyage.
No because I really care about someone and I hope I can be with her again.
I'd go. Just gotta be wary about the water aliens from Doctor Who.
Wow, people are lame.
No, I'm too old.
I would not go until there were at lest ten thousand people and self reliant.
Too much work to be an astronaut.
Yes, it's time to go home.
Nope. Not the maiden voyage. I'd have to be 100% sure that its safe before going.
I'm not saying its a bad idea, just that I don't want to be the first. We discussed this in science this year; I love this question!
sorry I need sex too much