[ExI] Humans on Mars

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 09:13:52 UTC 2017

There are plans under discussion to send humans to Mars, with many
technical problems to be solved. A round trip will take many years and
one suggestion is that settlers on Mars would stay there and never
return to Earth.

One thought has occurred to me that I don't remember being discussed
and it applies to all deep space missions.

How do these travellers get paid if they never return to Earth?

Money and status are the usual rewards for humans. But these
travellers are not returning to Earth. If deep space travel requires
volunteers prepared to work for nothing, going on what could be
thought of as almost suicide missions, then you are going to get some
very unusual (strange?) people applying.


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