23 September 2004

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Today's Guardian contains an article that really does make one think about screaming in space. If I got a kidney stone halfway to Mars, I sure as hell would scream!

Screaming aside, something that this article implies—probably without meaning to—is that a concerted effort to put human beings on Mars is going to lead to (and require) some pretty amazing advances in medical knowledge and technology. That by itself makes at least starting the process worthwhile.