Friday, October 29, 2010
You Can Never Go Home Anymore
"...new technologies such as synthetic biology and alterations to the human genome could also be explored ahead of the mission."
Imagine what it must have been like to have lived in the 1600's-1700's-1800's and very early 1900's, when people of many lands set sail for the "new world" of North and South America!
In the Daily Mail (UK) article The Hundred Year Starship: The Nasa mission that will take astronauts to Mars and leave them there forever, it is written: "They admit that the mission would come with ‘ethical considerations’ with the general public feeling that the Martian pioneers had been abandoned to their fate or sacrificed.
NASAofficials argue that these first inhabitants of Mars would be going in much the same spirit as the pioneers, the first white settlers of North America – travelling to a distant land, knowing that they will never return home." NEVER.