Lately there has been a lot of buzz about Mars One.
This organization has a plan and that plan is to put the first human colony on Mars by 2024. Over two hundred thousand people applied and already the list has narrowed to just 1,058 individuals making the first cut.
Can we just pause for a second.
Okay. This is amazing. It's been our next "man made" actual step since putting humans on the moon. There's just one downside to being the first few humans to colonize the red planet. It's a one way trip. Yep, if you sign up and make the final cut you aren't coming back.
I've been following this mission since it was first announced. Honestly, I could never part with my life here on Earth. I love it too much. But, how fun would this be?
What will they learn?
What will they find?
Will my children or their children be taking regular trips to Mars in the future?
Space is something we as humans will never get enough of. We will constantly strive to explore the unknown and to reach new areas of the cosmos. Our curiosity is never satisfied and I personally think that is a great thing.
Mars can teach us so much. If everything goes according to plan and this actually happens on schedule, I will be watching. I will be waiting with bated breath with the rest of the world to learn what we discover on this seemingly dead planet.
Also, this is a great book idea! The muses and plot bunnies are hopping around in my head. They're even dressed in little martian suits.
Could you do it? Could you give up your life here on Earth and make history colonizing Mars?
Sometimes this is how writing a book feels. You're on a one way trip not knowing what to expect until you reach the other side. Will it be worth it? You'll never know unless you try. So put on your space suit and let the adventure begin. (Just don't watch Gravity before you go).