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Your Take: Would You Go One-Way to Mars?

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Here’s a crazy but cool idea – make a reality television show where you send some people on a one way trip to Mars. The idea is that a round trip would not be feasible but why not take the advertising from a reality TV show and use it to fund a one way trip to Mars, televising the whole process?

Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. A habitable settlement will be waiting for the settlers when they land. The settlement will support them while they live and work on Mars the rest of their lives. Every two years after 2023 an additional crew will arrive, such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars. Mars One has created a technical plan for this mission that is as simple as possible. For every component of the mission we have identified at least one potential supplier. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!

Would you do it?

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27 Responses to “Your Take: Would You Go One-Way to Mars?”

  1. zapeta says:

    Maybe if I was younger, or older, and didn’t have much in the way of family here I’d consider it.

  2. Martha says:

    Holy schmoly! I’m too much of a chicken to take a one way trip; what if you got there and you ran out of water?!? Or food? No thanks, I’m cool hanging out at home and taking a round-trip excursion to the moon if I have my choice of the two!

  3. Martha says:

    The website reminds me of Terra Nova (; I wonder if it’s a ploy for a movie or a new show?

  4. David S says:

    You know there is interest, though it would be an interesting family discussion. Every time humans have settled into a new land it was always a one way ticket. When the Puritans left England for the shores of America they knew it was a one way trip. They knew that by leaving they were leaving their comfort zone for a new life that would be harder but more rewarding.

    • govenar says:

      Not quite the same… moving from one place on Earth to another, you at least know that other humans were able to survive there.

      • Scott says:

        I wouldn’t say that the early explorers knew that back then. Keep in mind the Lost Colony in North Carolina and then the people who still came after that to settle Jamestown.

  5. Martha says:

    Yes, but would Mars really be more rewarding? Hotter yes but rewarding, I don’t know.

  6. Ben says:

    NO WAY. There is no television, no Kardashians, no snookie, no obama, no… Wait a minute,…

    Where can I sign up???

  7. Precia Carraway says:

    Sign me up NOW!

  8. I don’t know what skills a short round 51 year old woman might have but yes…

  9. If I can bring my computer and there will be FREE UNLIMITED internet connection so that I can still work online though I am in another planet, why not? On second thought, I need to consider my family if they will allow me or go with me.

  10. Ron says:

    I didn’t even have to think about it. Yes of course. Just give me about an hour to pack.

  11. eric says:

    Craaaazy….but interesting! Don’t have the guts for it but I would tune in to watch 🙂

    • Shirley says:

      I’m with you, Eric. At 70 I’m enjoying my creature comforts too much to leave them behind in the quest for the inknown, but I sure would like to watch experience unfold.

  12. Matt M says:

    For enough money I would do it, and I’m sure they can’t deny a return trip if I want out.

    • Mike says:

      I’m sure they’ll make you sign a waiver that you’ll pay for your own ticket out of there if you want out.

    • govenar says:

      That’s assuming that they’d even have a way to do a return trip, which probably won’t happen for a very long time.

  13. I wouldn’t do it but definitely think it’d be very cool. I wouldn’t have the skills necessarily to make such a trip successful. I doubt accounting would be of much use on Mars.

  14. WRXTuan says:

    I would do it in a heartbeat, even if the chances of me surviving is 50/50 on getting there.

  15. John says:

    You know I don’t think I would personally travel to Mars. No need yet, I still love America! Ha. Besides, if it was only a one way trip, I think I would get pretty bored at the bland scenery over on that planet. Just saying.

  16. Mike says:

    I’ll donate to send a couple liberal politicians to Mars.

  17. I wouldn’t even think of doing it. The odds of getting there would be slim, the odds of surviving for very long once there would be even slimmer. I would however imagine that some suicidal person after their 15 minutes of fame would agree to it. No network would ever dare create this show though so it’s doubtful we’ll ever see it.

  18. Liberal says:

    I’d donate to send the republican ones :)~

  19. Seth says:

    Not me. If Earth were in more of a situation like Terra Nova, I suppose I would consider it. But no, I can’t even imagine having the time to personally explore everything this planet has to offer, let alone needing to go to other planets to see more.

  20. Wilma says:

    Mmmmmmmm….no. I like my existence here on earth even if it’s tough at times. Maybe if I’m around 20 years from now and they get all the bugs worked out but not to be the first ones.

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