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03-25-2013, 06:14 AM
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People are motivated by different things. Some people will be motivated to take this chance (assuming it actually happens) to be part of the history of space travel.

If you're not motivated by that, it's perfectly fine. I know that I'm not interested in the slightest to sign up for this.

But you can at least make an attempt to see this situation from their point of view.


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You could make similar arguments for everything you're saying about the people who signed up for military service during wartime. Many of them were heading towards their own deaths as surely as these eventual people are. And there's not much way to spend money when you're dead in a trench.

A one-way trip to Mars may be similar in many ways to prison. Life as a soldier during the WW1 may be similar in many ways to being taken out behind the shed and executed by a firing squad. But there are real differences that matter to a lot of people.
Merci and well put. We each have our own interests and for some financial reward is not as big of a motivator as being part of an adventure etc.

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