NASA Researches Hundred Year Starship for No-Return Mars Trip

October 30th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Simon “Pete’ Worden, the director of NASA’s Ames Research Center which is located in California, recently let it slip to the world that NASA is planning to build a 100 year starship which is being funded by a government agency known as DARPA.

He went on to say that DARPA has a million dollars to spend, and that NASA has another one hundred thousand for the project, which will focus on a new type of jet propulsion that will take astronauts as far as Mars, or even further.

NASA had no comment about the supposed plans, but they would obviously be for the purpose of colonizing another planet. This is because of one serious flaw in the executing of a plan to fly as far as Mars-there would be no return trip to Earth. Due to the amount of fuel, and time it would take to travel that far, there would never be a way to return in a lifetime.

Dr. Keith Ablow, who is a psychiatrist and member of Fox News Medical team stated, “What psychological challenges should we anticipate in those who volunteer in good faith and with great courage, yet find themselves confronting misgivings or loneliness or feelings of rage or beset with mental illness?”

He goes on to ask how the possibility would effect the American public. “Americans will question why colonizing space is necessary. Do leaders believe the planet is doomed? Do leaders believe a competitive military advantage involving space colonization must be achieved to face a known or anticipated future threat?

Should those in space be armed with space “weapons?” Why? For what? Will they communicate with the American public via broadcasts from time-to-time? What will we as Americans feel if the experiment fails? And, at least as important: What will we as Americans feel if the experiment begins to succeed?”

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