Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Mars Isolation Test

Filed under: Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:04 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a nut for space exploration.

I’m still torn between a trip to Mars or a base on the Moon as our next step into space, but anything that moves us in that direction is great.  Recently, six volunteers entered an isolation chamber in Russia to study the long-term effects of living in close quarters in preparation for a trip to Mars.  I think this is cool for several reasons.  First, of course, the advancement of science.  Second, it means we may be getting closer to an actual trip to Mars.  And, third, because of all the potential science-fiction stories and movies that will result.


  1. Why do we want to go to Mars?

    Comment by Alison — 8/3/2009 @ 11:44 am

  2. A) Because we can.
    B) Because I want to see if Bradbury was right after all.
    C) Because we’ve pretty well messed up this planet, so, time to try again with another one. Also, because in the process of colonizing another planet, we may lessen the burden on this one by shipping lots of doomed colonists off it.
    D) Because, as the song goes, I’ve got to get out of this place.

    Seriously, because I believe that the long-term benefits of space travel and extra-Earth colonization will positively change who we are as a race of people. Seriously.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 8/3/2009 @ 1:26 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress
Any links to sites selling any reviewed item, including but not limited to Amazon, may be affiliate links which will pay me some tiny bit of money if used to purchase the item, but this site does no paid reviews and all opinions are my own.