I bet a friend $100 that by 2032 a human being will have walked on the surface of Mars.
He felt that, having reached peak oil, the required fuel and building capability for sustained, manned space flight were behind us. I, conversely, believe that travel to Mars with today’s technology is every bit as impossible as flying across the Pacific was in 1910. And yet…
We won’t know who’s right for decades. But I’ve never been gladder to make a bet.
22 more years with a continued sense of hope and wonder for mankind’s future?
Best $100 I’ll ever spend.