Re: Who will make up the first colonist on Mars

Posted by Uncle Al on Jan 05, 2004 at 13:08

Re: Who will make up the first colonist on Mars (danno might)

A two-year trip to Mars will fry the ass-tronauts with radiation - assuming they don't degenerate into mush for lack of gravitational stress on their muscles, bones, and vasculature. Six months in low Earth orbit - inside the radiation-diverting planetary magnetosphere - still gives cosmonauts and ass-tronauts radiation cataracts. Nobody is going to Mars unless somebody invents new physics to get them there in reasonably real time.

If you lock a bunch of guys in a small capsule for two years you had better be sending homosexuals. If you do it with a bunch of guys and gals, the Bible Belt will bust its buckle. If you send all girls, you might as well kill them at launch and save the protracted grief.

Uncle Al
(Do something naughty to physics)

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