Re: One Way Trip to Mars?
Isn't there a huge extinction event every couple hundred thousand years? Asteroid collisions, things like the Yellowstone caldera exploding, ice ages, etc. etc. I seriously don't think humanity needs to worry about the sun exploding in 7 billion years, we'll be extinct long before that.
Also saw this yesterday, the cost of going to Mars is estimated to be $145 billion. The war in Iraq has cost $700+ billion so far. Seems like a bargain comparatively.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.