If You Had The Chance To Help Colonize Another Planet, Would You?

United States
May 11, 2009 2:37pm CST
So earlier this afternoon I was watching the American space shuttle launching into space. As I watched, I got to thinking about space in general. I've always been really interested in space and astronomy and I've enjoyed shows and movies like Star Trek and Star Wars. Recently I read about how scientists are saying how a Star Trek like warp drive could be very possible in the future. This all got me to thinking. Let's say that there has been an Earth-like planet discovered that is fully capable of supporting life. Let's also say that there are talks about colonizing the planet as well as others like it and as far as getting there at least is completely safe. As great and fun as it sounds, I really don't know if I would or not. I would hate to leave family and friends behind. Of course, at the same time it likely wouldn't be difficult to visit them if something like colonizing a planet was possible. Would you want to be a part of the group of people colonizing another planet if you had the chance?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
12 May 09
Now that would be awesome! I think yes it would be a great opportunity and all but I would miss my family and I would also miss my computer since I doubt at the time they wanted us to go there would be electric and such and people would be having to rough it a bit. I am no stranger to roughing it and I have survived without electric but I am at the point in my life that I wouldn't want to. So my answer is no I wouldn't want to colonize it even though it would or could be a fun experience for some.