A few weeks ago an article in the Journal of Cosmology made the case for one-way trips to the planet Mars. Apparently it sounds like a great idea to more than a few brave souls.
To date 400 readers of that story have written in to volunteer for the trip, according to FoxNews.com. The article, co-authored by Dirk Schulze-Makuch of Washington State University, and Paul Davies of Arizona State University, argue that humans must begin colonizing another planet to hedge against the possibility of a catastrophe that wipes out life on Earth.
So, if you think you’ve got the right stuff, NASA’s astronaut application guidelines are online. And then of course there is the more obvious question. Who would you like to put on the ship?