Why You'd Want to Go on a One-Way Trip to Mars

By Chris Mills on at

Mars One is the program that's planning on sending four humans on a one-way trip to Mars to establish a human colony. Applications are in, a shortlist has been made, and all that's left to do is, um, fly to Mars, build a colony, and die a lonely death among the stars. The Guardian has asked a few of the colonist hopefuls why they want to go.

In this ten-minute documentary, cheerfully titled 'If I die on Mars', Guardian Docs is looking to tackle some of the less scientific questions. For example, whether they'll be sad to abandon their friends and family on Earth, how they'll live without sex, and — perhaps most pertinently — whether everyone who applied for this suicide mission is, by definition, crazy. [Guardian via Engadget]