One Way to Mars
Monday afternoon in the closing session of the Newspace conference (also at Ames) we heard from Ames Director Pete Worden. Many people in the Space biz are convinced that the way to settle Mars is to send someone one-way. Saturday I discussed the idea with former NASA engineer Jim Blaine, who has been promoting the idea. Jim thinks that his "Lone Eagle" plan would unite humanity. A human going to another planet would be one of history's great adventures.