Back when Mars One announced that they would be sending a bunch of people from Earth to go colonize Mars I was faced with a question. I would LOVE to go to space and visit one of our planets or even the Moon, but would I want to leave everything I have here behind and never return? That’s a big deal.
Mars One is pretty much done. Nothing seems to be happening there. Now we’ve got a few more companies that are trying to get to the red planet. One is Elon Musk’s SpaceX. They seem to know what they’re doing, and their mission is to send humans to Mars AND return them to Earth. Sign me up! SpaceX recently made history by reusing their delivery rocket. Pretty sweet news for the future.
Now the new question is at what point in this new method of travel would I jump in and feel safe going? Neil deGrasse Tyson nailed it.
“I’ll fly SpaceX to Mars once Elon Musk’s mom has made the round trip”
Tyson recently did an AMA on Reddit where he answered the question of if he’d fly to Mars. Check it out here. Also amazing, is Musk’s mom actually says she wants to go to Mars!
And because I think Tyson is an interesting person to listen to, here’s his full 2hr long chat with Joe Rogan.