September 08, 2006

Mission to Mars

I saw the headline: Sign up for Mission to Mars

and thought what a neat idea. Then as I read it, it really is a mission where "six scientists will get to travel to the desolate permafrost desert of the Arctic, live in a two-level metal can and only go outside wearing 40 pounds of faux spacesuit."

Ok, still not bad... until:

In addition to scientists, the project is seeking a handyman who will live "out of sim," taking care of maintenance, defending scientists from the occasional polar bear and generally striving to keep the other six ensconced in the illusion of extraterrestrial living.

uhhhhh... naaa... I think I'll pass.

Posted by vw bug at September 8, 2006 07:12 AM | TrackBack

"Outside the sim" could be better - warmer gear and you get to shoot polar bears...unless you have to dress the polar bears up as little green Martians first.

Posted by: marybeth at September 8, 2006 10:40 AM