Scientists propose one-way trips to Mars

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2010 11:31 a.m.

    From the standpoint of being able to cannibilize one's spaceship and devote all the foods and goods for a one way trip instead of worrying about fuel and food supplies for a return trip, it could almost double the ability of a permanent station on Mars. The initial space ships could double as temporary habitats. The one-way trip is something to consider and review at least before dismissing it out of hand.

  • Allen Salt Lake valley, UT
    Nov. 15, 2010 8:06 a.m.

    The key thing is that out of all the qualified persons who might go to Mars, the only ones who would go on one-way trips are those who want to go. If they want to go that way, then, fine, it's their choice.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 15, 2010 7:38 a.m.

    I recommend that the authors of this idea be first to go. After all, they seem to think that it is "no big deal".

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Nov. 15, 2010 7:11 a.m.

    fwiw, this is a pretty old idea. The whole idea of a 2way trip to Mars is pretty unlikely, considering the tremendous amount of energy required to escape Mars's gravity well. I personally find the idea intriguing. It really revives the original spirit of an Astronaut, however, recalling days when when space seemed almost unconquerable and dangerous and the job of astronaut life-threatening.