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  1. I was all in. 110%. Until the last line “But it’s a one-way trip for all involved: Once on Mars, there’s no coming back.” Terrifying.

    January 10, 2013 at 10:11

  2. Blaireau

    Totally. But how could you possibly get back? You couldn’t get the necessary resources to build anything that could launch a rocket in a single lifetime. Makes you wonder about the mental state of anybody who would go. And how the fuck could you resolve to live the rest of your life with so few people that you could potentially hate. ITs like being stuck in a work vacuum for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. And your filter is that it has to be a group of people who are willing to go on REALITY TV and be voted for.
    Murder and debauchery are bound to happen. It will be disgusting humanity.

    January 10, 2013 at 18:14

  3. ella

    I kind of can’t wait though.

    January 12, 2013 at 09:36

    • I watched a film last night that I am thinking about in relation to this mars program. Will try to find a way to do some more serious writing in relation to the two but the more I think about this mission the more captivated I become. With all this attention on endings, what if this was our last great act as a species? It would be a bang of a finale.

      January 13, 2013 at 11:15

  4. Zorro

    Never Let Me Go is a much much better book than that film could muster. It’s Ishiguro.
    All I could think about was the likelihood of strangulation amongst the voyagers. And all those noxious gases surrounding…like a recipe for crazy.
    They don’t need people like us. There ain’t no kind of fellow pretty that’s going to opt for companions who can’t leave.

    January 15, 2013 at 13:54

  5. Blaireau

    I agree that in reality this will play out to nothing but tragedy. Who would volunteer for the most prolonged suicide mission!! Especially when it is meant to be a sensational probing personally violating suicide mission!
    But there is something romantic and captivating about the idea.
    I’m curious ella…why you would think of this as an ending, when really its supposed to be a beginning…

    January 17, 2013 at 06:37

  6. Blaireau

    PS: having a sick day and nearly done Rushdie’s satanic verses (haven’t read it since I was a teenager. loving it all over again).
    I thank you for providing more reading I can’t wait to get to.

    January 17, 2013 at 06:38

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