Nov 1, 2010

Palus

Apparently there's a new program in NASA called the Hundred Year Starship Initiative, which plans to have astronauts undertake a manned mission to Mars by 2030. While this is interesting the part that really strikes me is the fact that there will be no return journey. Yes those who choose to go to the red planet will be stuck there unless they figure out a way to get back on their own.

Thousands of miles from loved ones on a barren planet with little resources, or even gravity, will be the life for the brave pioneers. I can't imagine choosing that one way trip, but bravo to those who do. They will be forever immortalized in the annals of history if the project is a success.

Can we the public choose who'll go with them? I know of a few candidates that the Earth would be better off without, such as Karl Rove and the person who invented those damn aluminum dryer tubes that hardly fit the vent holes with screws that are too small for the clamps that make you want to destroy.....

Yes home owning is such a joy.

"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia." - Kurt Vonnegut

3 comments:

wigsf3 said...

And don't forget to remove the tumble bars from the washer. Because this one time, I left them in and ran a load. Damn thing came dancing away from the wall. Freaky stuff my man.

Miss Ash said...

Is this true......

Kelli said...

Wow. I wouldn't want to come back to Earth after that trip. Their bone density will have decreased so much the first step with gravity restored and *snap* there goes the tibia.

Would you volunteer for a round trip if you knew you were thrusting your body into advanced brittle bone syndrome?

Other than that ... Frickin' cool! I hope they run into Marvin the Martian.