I would love to be one of them!
A Dutch company is now searching for four persons that would like to go to Mars, a one way trip. One must be healthy and under forty years old to apply. The journey will take around 19 months and when they land robots will already have built homes for them. This journey will not take place in at least twenty years but if I was twenty years old now I would apply for the job 🙂
I would gladly take that risk of dying either on the way there or even early on after landing, it would be soo cool just to be the first ones to actually live there 🙂 I guess my job would be to grow food as soon as we had arrived and others would of course be out there looking for water, of course they will have some with them and naturally they will have some kind of cleaning the already used water but I think a well is a must.
Just imagine how it must be at night looking up at the stars! Would we recognize the night sky or would we have moved so far that we wouldn’t recognize any star at all? Going out on night walks in some kind of space suit of course. There’s absolutely no risk of being mugged anyway 🙂 🙂 🙂 I wouldn’t even have to think about paying bills, something I just did before writing here 🙂 🙂 🙂
I do hope they’ll bring a cat or two, nothing calms down people like a pet does. I’m pretty sure that the four leaving for Mars will have conflicts every now and again but they won’t be alone for very long, the plan is to send up four more every second year. I can only guess what conflicts will arise when four new ones walks in to the first ones territories 🙂 🙂 🙂
But this is not for me I’m afraid. I’m too old and don’t have the health they want them to have. So I’ll keep on walking in the forest looking up in the sky imagining what it might be like to travel to another planet.
Have a great day!