More catchup from 23rd August. Are you up for a trip to Mars?
Voyage to Mars
|Roll up, roll up, take your place for Mars.
Be the first to boldly go,
to venture deeper into space,
to join the pioneering race,
to experience what others don’t yet know.
Yes, take your place for Mars.
Roll up, roll up
23rd August 2013 – headline from the Independent
Notes: “A one-way ticket too tempting to ignore: 165,000 apply for mission to colonise Mars – despite no chance of them ever returning to Earth.” A one-way ticket to another planet where there is no air, no water or food – and certainly no return home – may not sound like a lot of fun, but to 165,000 people the opportunity to live permanently on Mars has been too tempting to ignore. This is how many people so far have offered to join an ambitious private mission to send a group of four men and women to Mars in 2023 as the first intrepid pioneers for a permanent space colony on the Red Planet.
- Application Deadline for Martian Colony Nears (astronaut.com)