- Jan 2008
Always been a fan of manned space flight but the costs and risk are not worth the return. Send robots.I think I'd like to see a robotic proof-of-concept first. It makes a lot more sense to launch robots at Mars, and use them to build a habitable shelter on Mars. See if they can keep it habitable for a year or two... then talk about sending people to occupy it.
Otherwise, the one way trip will culminate with the astronauts looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger at the end of Total Recall.