The Ethics of Sending People to Mars

The National Academies Institute of Medicine says, there’s no way to do it ethically unless the trip meets our strict criteria. Personally, I’d much rather have the capability built and let anyone who weighs the odds decide for themselves. Good thing these guys weren’t around when we settled the west, migrated from Africa, or even pursued carrier-based aviation… They were all pretty risky endeavors that had questionable immediate payoffs.

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