Yesterday Buzz Aldrin got on t.v. to sell us on going to Mars. He is selling some books too, to try and convince little kids to hound their parents and teachers to spend money on going to Mars.
I think he ought to shut up and sit down.
We need to clean up our house before our house turns nasty, and we find that we have ruined our one little cozy home in the universe.
We have melting arctic ice caps, and want to go to another planet to start melting that process all over?
See Messing with Mars, September 3, 2015.
I see that NASA has a slick web page, and has a lot of traffic so that they say right at the outset that they are very busy and can’t answer anybody’s questions personally, but just drop them a little tweet, and they will get back to you.
They are in business for one thing only and that is to keep their jobs of spending tax payers money and ultimately lives on this mad dash to go forth and conquer the solar system.
Star Trek, you have a lot to answer for!
Thumbs down on living on Mars, leave it to Martians!