19 February 2015
When I read about Mars One and their mission to send a select group of humans on a one way trip to Mars, my first thought was whether I could volunteer a couple of people for the journey! But joking aside, I think the group’s idea should be approached with caution.
Many critics are calling it unfeasible and a publicity stunt, but I think it raises some interesting questions. If something like this turned out to be possible, is that reason enough to go and do it?
I know the world we currently live in has its problems, but isn’t that exactly why we should be focusing on fixing and improving the negatives here on earth?
If we send people to live on Mars, won’t we just end up repeating the same mistakes?