Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mission to Mars

Looks like this might not be as far-fetched as we had thought. Apparently, a Dutch organization is seriously planning this. Check out more details on Mars One. 

Their mission statement is - "Mars One is a not-for-profit organization that will take humanity to Mars in 2023, to establish the foundation of a permanent settlement from which we will prosper, learn, and grow. Before the first crew lands, Mars One will have established a habitable, sustainable settlement designed to receive astronauts every two years. To accomplish this, Mars One has developed a precise, realistic plan based entirely upon existing technologies. It is both economically and logistically feasible, in motion through the integration of existing suppliers and experts in space exploration."

Given the circumstances that we have created here on Earth (and especially in India), making a fresh start sounds lovely. Imagine this new world with  - 

  • No religion
  • No race, caste or creed. 
  • No sociological god
  • No discrimination on points above
  • No chauvinism
  • Importance to education of offspring
  • Importance to striking a balance with the environment (such as it may be)
  • Importance to a rational thought process. 
Boy does that sound lovely. I seriously would not mind braving perils to see such a society set up and be a part of that society.