Applicants sought for one-way flight to Mars - RTÉ News
So this private company in the Netherlands is looking for volunteers to travel on a one way ticket to Mars in 2023. Already, different sources put applicants at between 10,000 and 40,000.
The voyage will send two males and two females in the first mission and the same again every two years thereafter.
They will become self sufficient in a lab, growing their own food. They will live ''normal'' lives inside the lab but will need to dawn a suit if venturing out into the red planet itself.
It would be some experience but harrowing to think that you are stuck up there.
It is hoped the colony will eventually reach 80k people and that you can buy a ticket to live there for .5million$ in years to come.
I wonder what the temptations to procreate will be amongst the first voyagers if they are capable of reproducing. Having the first child not born on earth...
The experience has been dubbed by some as a radical big brother where we will all be able to view their voyage and subsequent experience of living on the red planet. My worry is, after we get bored of it, they are stuck there.
Well, would anyone consider going?