Re: Mars: Go now, or wait?

Joe Jenkins (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:13:24 -0700 (PDT)

> As part of my proposal, tentativly titled "Venture Mars", I have been
> asking people
> "Would you be willing to risk dying on Mars in exchange for the
> opportunity?", or
> "Would you die for Mars?"
> I am receiving very roughly a 50% positive response.

This question is too ambiguous to be useful. I would need to know what percentage of the perceived risk had not been mitigated. If it was 50% you die 50% you live, I would decline. 10/90% would be where I start serious considerations. The key word here is "perceived risk", but thats the best we can do.

Joe Jenkins

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