NASA is in the planning stages of a one way trip to Mars in 2030. Sounds like a suicide mission to me. I think you'd have better luck colonizing the South Pole. The planet is not conducive to human life in many ways including the lack of oxygen and radiation due to the lack of an atmosphere. Others disagree with me, comparing it to voyages across the Atlantic Ocean in Christopher Columbus' time but at least when those folks arrived in the new world they knew they'd be able to breathe.

What do you think?

We are going to Mars and not coming back.

At a recent event in San Francisco, NASA Ames Research Center Director Pete Worden introduced the Hundred Year Starship initiative, a project to embark on a one-way mission from Earth to Mars by 2030 and permanently settle the red planet.

"The human space program is now really aimed at settling other worlds," Worden said. "Twenty years ago you had to whisper that in dark bars and get fired."