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  •  If SpaceX ever needs a volunteer to go (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, radarlady

    to the Moon or Mars... I'll be first in line to go.  Even if it is a one-way colony setup, and I might never return to this planet, I would go to pave the path for others to follow.

    "Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.

    by doingbusinessas on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 01:09:27 PM PST

    •  I wouldn't be the *first* in line. (2+ / 0-)
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      radarlady, doingbusinessas

      A hell of a lot of people are going to die in the early years.  This won't be like Apollo where failure is not an option - failure is very much an option.  That's the whole point of making space more accessible to lots of people.  It's just most of the deaths will be on the surface of another world and not on the launch pad.  

      I'd go once there are a few thousand people somewhere, so that I'm not one of the ones whose corpse announces the existence of an unsuspected problem.

      In Roviet Union, money spends YOU!

      by Troubadour on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 01:23:14 PM PST

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      •  I am older and still active. (2+ / 0-)
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        radarlady, Troubadour

        Yes I agree there will be those who won't make it, I accept that.  May be not a lot of folks will die early in the program, but we all do eventually pass away.  

        If what I can do is help setting up the base of the first colony so others can enjoy the fruits of my labor, so be it.  

        "Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.

        by doingbusinessas on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:39:17 PM PST

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