Head_Shot: Other than the Mars thing...how is this any different than what were doing now?
fusillade762: Head_Shot: Other than the Mars thing...how is this any different than what were doing now?No beer either.
Suckmaster Burstingfoam: The story is also on io9 right now.The most popular comment thread there is a bunch of people whining about the fact the spacefaring couple is expected to be "heteronormative".
gadian: I'd do it. The kids would understand, right? Hell, they can come too.
Relatively Obscure: Woah. Mars is no place to raise a kid. In fact, it's cold as hell.
Rent Party: I just mentioned to my wife today that I'd chew my arm off for an opportunity to make that trip. She said she wasn't going but my one armed self should have a good time.So I'm going.
gayb: Yes. After 20+ transpacific flights in coach, we can handle that no problem. My wife and I like each other. And, we both know when it's time to shut up, which is possibly the secret to a happy marriage.
pyrotek85: What would they do for oxygen? Would they be able to store enough, even if liquefied?
gadian: Relatively Obscure: Woah. Mars is no place to raise a kid. In fact, it's cold as hell.Eh, they'll get over it. And have no trouble picking up chicks when they start dating.
ZeroCorpse: There's NO REASON to go. Jeez, if you want to experience something similar, just wander out in the middle of the Gobi desert while wearing a deep-sea diving suit, and stay there for a year and a half.There. I just save us like a billion dollars.
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