Mars One Planning to Send Four on One-Way Mission to Mars

Mars One plans to sent 4 astronauts to Mars by 2023A Dutch company is planning to send four people to Mars by the year 2023, and they won’t be coming back.

Mars One, the company behind the initiative, has earned the endorsement of a Nobel prize winning physicist, Gerard ‘t Hooft, who says the plan is actually possible.

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.

NASA is unsure if humans could survive the trip, partly because of the amount of radiation between Earth and Mars.

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.

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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