How good are your survival skills?
One NASA engineer is suggesting one-way trips to Mars to find out.
ala The Western Frontier.
Now, I realize we probably wouldn't have tamed the wild west without some courageous pioneers going before everyone to set up shop, but seriously, they had a few things in their favor the Mars pioneers wouldn't.
Like - air.
I'll admit, I don't know a lot about Mars. The few tidbits I am aware of set up some serious challenges.
1. The water is frozen
2. Plant life is non-existent
3. No animals
Can you even start a fire on Mars? How would you make clothes?
Considering my survival skills are put to the test on a weekly basis, and I come up short - - and learn new things - - I'm not quite ready to put my name on the list.
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