Truman Show on Mars

Today’s daily prompt asks this:

“You are on a mission to Mars.  Because of the length of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth.  What about our blue planet will you miss the most?”

I’m going to assume because of the way the question is worded that I am on this mission to Mars alone.  So that means that the thing I would miss most would be people.  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to go to Mars.  My friends and I were jokingly trying to get our wives to agree to sign up for the Mars One mission so we could be the first four to go to Mars.  I know we were 99% joking, but part of me thinks it would be very cool to go!

But to go alone would be very lonely.  Of course I’m sure they would set up some kind of Truman Show type program for me.  I’d be reporting back to Earth and people could watch me on webcam so I could interact with people over video, but I would eventually get bored and long for real human interaction.  

I’ll just wait to go up to Mars after people are already there.


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