From Earth to Mars: Would you be willing to take a one-way trip to Mars from Earth? Learn from the people under consideration for this mission on why they want to make the trip.
From Earth to Mars: Would you be willing to take a one-way trip to Mars from Earth? Learn from the people under consideration for this mission on why they want to make the trip.Courtesy RHorning
Would you be willing to take a one-way trip to Mars? More than 200,000 people said "yes" to a venture by Mars One, a private space exploration team that says it wants to take a team to Mars and keep them living there the rest of their natural lives. The target mission date is 2024. The winnowing process to get to the final 24 candidates is right now whittling down the remaining 600 applicants to a finalist field of 24. The Washington Post, today, interviews a number of US candidates who are being considered for the mission.

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u15097367's picture
u15097367 says:

Going to Mars would be a great honour however,I do not think I would be willing to take a one way trip to Mars no matter how well trained I am to survive there.How certain are we that the planet is as safe to live on as the earth is?

posted on Sat, 04/04/2015 - 1:06pm
John L's picture
John L says:

Go to Mars is not a vacation travelling, not a sightseeing tour, or an indulgence hotel plus flight package. All these are round trip journeys, after which your expectations of returning to ordinary way of life, seeing your loved ones again, and maintaining the same self identity can be realized. In contrast, a journey to Mars is a one way ticket, changing your entire concept of ordinary life, and parting with your loved ones - possibly forever. Does it worth going? I doubted!

posted on Sat, 07/25/2015 - 7:45am
sula and james's picture
sula and james says:

No because i couldn't see my friends if i'm on Mars, because there are more things to play with on Earth.

posted on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 1:06pm
Ada's picture
Ada says:

I agree with sula and james. And I would get homesick, If something went wrong there is little connection to sources

posted on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 1:59pm

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