This Week’s Debate: Would You Volunteer for a One-Way Mission to Mars?

63830454fb5c093aabdc5415a142_grande Two renowned scientists,  Dirk Schulze-Makuch of  Washington State University and Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State University, argue that humans must begin colonizing another planet as a hedge against a catastrophe on Earth. They believe the one-way trips could start in two decades. Humanity needs some intrepid explorers to "boldly go" on a one-way mission to the red planet in order to ensure the conservation of our species in the event of the catastrophic devastation of our fragile  planet.The risks would be high, and the likelihood of return to Earth would be low to nil. But the way would be laid, promising a growing colony of humans on Mars.

Would you volunteer to leave Earth and join the first colonists to settle on Mars?



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