One Way Trip to Mars

Wednesday, 18 August 2010   |   Creative Thinking

Let's pretend we are in the not too distant future.  Thanks to private enterprise getting into the space game technology has progressed quickly.  We are months away from launching the first humans on a voyage to Mars.  There is a catch however.  This is a one way trip.  Technology and infrastructure restrictions mean that while the colony will survive and be self sustaining they will not be able to return to Earth. 

You are in a position where you can be one of the 10 people on this trip.  Would you embark on the adventure of a lifetime,  to be one of the first people to set foot on another planet,  if it meant you would have to leave Earth behind for the rest of your life?

How would you make this important decision?