Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars

Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars

There are 61 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 15, 2010, titled Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Invoking the spirit of Star Trek in a scholarly article entitled "To Boldly Go," two scientists contend human travel to Mars could happen much more quickly and cheaply if the missions are made one-way. They argue that it would be little different from early settlers to North America, who left Europe with little expectation of return.

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Eustis, FL

#1 Nov 15, 2010
I can think of several people who would like to send me on this trip, but I aint goin'
stupid things

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Nov 15, 2010
bag a weed and a year supply of pepsi im gone
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 15, 2010
I propose Mayor Coleman to lead the way.
Sum Tim Wong

Hilliard, OH

#4 Nov 15, 2010
I would like to buy a ticket for Barry, Ted, Mary Jo & Mayor Magoo Clownman. Maybe another for John Glen, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson & Rangle.
Colemans Legacy

Blacklick, OH

#5 Nov 15, 2010
Big Johnson wrote:
I propose Mayor Coleman to lead the way.
Only if he's strapped to the outside of the rocket.

Since: Oct 10

Leesburg, IN

#6 Nov 15, 2010
It is a fantastic idea to send John Glenn ONE WAY! See if he will volunteer. If he won't, send him anyway. The crook deserves it. All in favor say, "AYE!!!"
Balls Deep

Grove City, OH

#7 Nov 15, 2010
Only psychos would sign up.
TOM

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Nov 15, 2010
"One way trips to Mars". Sounds excellent. The first ones in line should be pedophiles, criminal defense lawyers, and progressive liberals.
Griefer

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 15, 2010
Reader wrote:
I can think of several people who would like to send me on this trip, but I aint goin'
Your kids, perhaps (you know, the ones you said you want to "burden in your old age"). ;-)

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#10 Nov 15, 2010
If I go Im staying !!
Paul

Kingsport, TN

#11 Nov 15, 2010
Sum Tim Wong wrote:
I would like to buy a ticket for Barry, Ted, Mary Jo & Mayor Magoo Clownman. Maybe another for John Glen, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson & Rangle.
These are the people you would choose to continue the human race?
tongue in cheek

Blacklick, OH

#12 Nov 15, 2010
TOM wrote:
"One way trips to Mars". Sounds excellent. The first ones in line should be pedophiles, criminal defense lawyers, and progressive liberals.
England tried that. We ended up with Australia.
SenddaClowns

Columbus, OH

#13 Nov 15, 2010
Send Obama, Pelosi and all the other wind bags that spend money.

Since: Jun 09

Commercial Point, OH

#14 Nov 15, 2010
As long as the travelers are liberals and socialist.
John Blutarsky

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 15, 2010
Paul wrote:
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These are the people you would choose to continue the human race?
We'll reprogram the rocket to target the sun instead.

Since: Oct 10

Upper Arlington, OH

#16 Nov 15, 2010
Call it the Tea Party express. Dont include landing gear. Buh bye.
DollarBill

Dublin, OH

#17 Nov 15, 2010
I like the 'private' funding idea. No more of my hard-earned money for taxes to do this type of thing. Let private individuals spend their money on whatever they want...
dave chappelle

Since: Oct 10

Grove City, OH

#18 Nov 15, 2010
OSBoo wrote:
Call it the Tea Party express. Dont include landing gear. Buh bye.
We won. Get over it.
NW Hominid

Kent, WA

#19 Nov 15, 2010
Wouldn't have a choice, no reliable US transport - gonna have to hitch a ride with Chekov...2010
think about this first

Blacklick, OH

#20 Nov 15, 2010
Shouldn't we check with the Martians first? With all the hoopla about "illegal aliens" I'd hate to just show up and not be wanted.

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