• Question: Would you live on Mars?

    Asked by 925xygg26 to Mark on 17 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Mark Kennedy

      Mark Kennedy answered on 17 Nov 2016:

      If I could come back to Earth after living there for a few Mars, I think I would. It would be very cool to try and live in such a hostile environment, and I’d love to go to space some day (one of my dreams is to see Earth from above). Also, Ireland has never sent a person to space, so being the first Irish person in space would be a huge honour.

      However, if I couldn’t come back to Earth (which is most likely what will happen once we start living on Mars) I don’t think I would. I’d miss all my family and friends too much, and I really like Earth – we have a very beautiful planet here.

      Having said that, we will need people in the future to travel to Mars. They’ll have to be brave and adventurous (much like the Astronauts of the Apollo missions).

      Would you go?