So I’ve been planning some other posts (aka sitting on my hands) but this just had to jump to the front of the line.
Equal parts “You’ve got to be joking” and “How freakin’ awesome!”
Yeah, so a Danish company, Mars One, has decided to offer up a handful of one way tickets to Mars. No, not that Mars, freakin’ MARS! You know, the Red Planet, science fiction mainstay, the location of at least two horrible movies (Mission to Mars and Red Planet). Mars One figures they’ll rope 4 suckers into signing up, train them for 10 years (10 YEARS) and then send them up there.
Never to return.
Oh, didn’t I mention? The tickets are one-way. You will be living there for-e-ver.
Take a look at that sweet setup. Who wouldn’t want to live there for the rest of their lives, right?
Amazing. Both in the concept of living on Mars for the rest of your life and how far science has come.
However it does remind me of the best Dead Milkmen song ever – “Brat in the Frat”. Pertinent lyrics: “I’d rather live on planet Mars/And die from lack of oxygen/Than breathe the air of other men/Hey!”
Mars One has a video on their site if you want to check it out. I did. Still unconvinced.
Anyone else think the red ball replacing the “O” in their logo look like a giant ball of yarn?