So I was just reading THIS WILD ARTICLE
in today’s NYTIMES Science….
and it discusses the Russian plan to experiment trips to Mars by simulating all the aspects of the trip here on Earth – 520 DAYS!!!! in a simulated craft, under 20 people and no outside communication.
If it took a year and a half to get ANYWHERE, I am NOT INTERESTED.
(I guess it’s like what you and I discussed about scientists living in Antarctica, just having sex all the time.)