Good question. With mountains the answer is “because it’s there.” That being said, a lot of people have successfully climbed Mount Everest. Some have died, too. But nobody wants to set up camp and live on the peak, even though the top of Mount Everest is far more hospitable than Mars.
It makes sense to walk on Mars if you buy the argument, “Because it’s there.”
Trying to live there permanently would be suicide.
Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.
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