Sunday, April 21, 2013


New Yorker - "The Martian Chronicles"
Burkhard Bilger

"While I was at [Jet Propulsion Laboratory], I heard talk of a survey, perhaps apocryphal, which asked astronauts if they'd go to Mars on a one-way trip. Three-quarters supposedly said yes. ("The pilgrims on the Mayflower didn't hang around Plymouth Rock waiting for a ship to take them back," the Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin later told me.)"

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