Colony on Mars

Colony on Mars

I am a strong advocate of establishing a permanent human presence on Mars. My personal take on this is that we should start right away by sending a handful of colonists on a one-way mission . This would drastically reduce the costs of Mars exploration, and the life-expectancy of the astronauts would not be significantly less than exposing them to the hazards of the return journey. They could be re-supplied every two years. (I will not volunteer to go.)

1. 'Fly me to Mars. One-way Ticket,Guardian Online, September 16, 2009

2. 'A one-way ticket to Mars,' Astrobiology Magazine Online, May 25, 2009