Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crazy Scientists Propose One Way Trip to Mars

Scientists Dirk Schulze-Makuch, and Paul Davies propose sending people to Mars on a one way trip. The goal would be to jump start Mars exploration. The people who would be idea for this one way trip? Over sixty. That's because of the radiation and the damage that would be done to reproductive organs. Their proposal was called "To Boldly Go" and was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Cosmology. Here's an article on the proposal. Of course "To Boldly Go" is from Star Trek. Here's your prologue.

"Space. The final frontier. And for you it is. This is the voyage of the Mars Ship Hemlock. It's mission. Dump your ass on Mars. And if a Martian tries to eat your brains or you get fried from the radiation. Tough luck. That's because we ain't coming back for you."

Anyway, Keith Olbermann of Countdown did a segment on it.

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