I bet there’s no horse flies on Mars.
Going as one of the first people ever to another planet has nothing to do with wanting to leave civilization or not liking where I live or believing that life would be easy-going 🙂 To be honest, if they ever leave the chance of making a safe landing on Mars is slim due to the thin atmosphere. If they manage that, living quarters will be tiny and a walk outside those living modules demands a space suit of some kind. The radiation from both the sun and space itself would probably give more than one kind of cancer. It’s not especially warm there either, a summer’s day at the equator there is like a reasonable warm winter day here 🙂
Getting sick there could mean death if the right medicines aren’t brought with them from the beginning and if a meteor, even a tiny one, would hit it would most probably mean disaster. And to be honest, who knows for how long we will continue to live here? It takes just one crazy dictator in a small country with nuclear bombs to end it all. If so those on Mars will die rather soon as well. I guess that only someone else with the same kind of dreams will understand why one would risk everything to travel to another planet as the first people ever.
I was very active before the hips and rheumatism stopped me. I ran 10km (6,21 miles) six days a week and biked over 400km (248,5 miles) every week. I bought a sailing boat even if I didn’t know how to sail and I could continue the list for quite some time 🙂 🙂 🙂 Going a one way trip to Mars would have fit me perfect at that age 🙂 🙂 🙂 and most likely would now days too. I think it’s how Linnaeus disciples was thinking too, they knew that the chance of ever getting home to see friends and family was slim to none, still they went away 🙂
I do love living here even if I wish it was a bit warmer 🙂 I don’t need a winter but if I have to live with them arriving every year I wouldn’t mind if they were shorter and warmer 🙂 I don’t need all the horse flies either to be honest, mosquitoes I can take but horse flies!!! I bet there’s no horse flies on Mars 🙂 Just imagine the blogs I would be able to write from there 🙂 🙂 🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea and then check what’s on tv tonight, I doubt there’s anything worth watching. I bought Life of Pi today but I think I’ll watch that one on a day when I’m not as tired as I am now, I don’t want to sleep through it the first time I watch it 🙂 🙂 🙂
Have a great day!