Why emigrate to Mars and leave the comforts of Earth forever?

February 18, 2015 11:31 AM

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Why emigrate to Mars and leave the comforts of Earth forever?

What motivates people to leave Earth, a planet they are genetically designed to live in, to settle down forever in the harsh environment of the Red Planet? One hundred people hope to be the first humans to set foot on Mars as part of the Mars One Mission and spend the rest of their lives there.

In this one-way voyage the pioneers would never see their family, friends or work colleagues again. It would be a forever goodbye. Even telephone conversations would have a 20 minute gap between the speaker saying something and the person at the other end receiving the message.

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