Once they reach Mars, the participants will create permanent settlement and their lives will be broadcast on television in a bizarre type of reality show. The company is supposedly funding the expedition by airing the fiasco, financed through commercial sponsors.
Mars is an infertile, unforgiving environment. The temperatures are freezing, and the atmosphere is deadly. Accordingly, The crew on this mission can expect their experience, and therefore the rest of their lives, will be at least slightly unpleasant.
On its website, Mars One explains, “The entire world will be able to watch and help with decisions as the teams of settlers are selected, follow their extensive training and preparation for the mission, and of course observe their settling on Mars once arrived.”
However, some are skeptical about the trip. Scientists have discussed sending humans to Mars before, but agree that the trip would have to be one way.
This is not the first time people have been willing to sacrifice their bodies and lives for science.
Japanese pediatrician, Shimesu Koino, ate 2,000 eggs of an intestinal roundworm in order to study the life cycle of the organism firsthand. His infection became so severe that he began to cough up the worms from his lungs.
Two London doctors stacked weights on their testicles in order to examine how the subsequent pain spread throughout their bodies.
To some, this idea of self-sacrifice appeals to the scientific mind.
One thing is for sure: We will not be on that trip. The Strom Law Firm, LLC represents individuals and small businesses, including businesses that plan to go into space. We offer free consultations as well. 803.252.4800.