Lawrence Krauss in the New York Times:
One of my peers in Arizona recently accompanied a group of scientists and engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a geological field trip. During the day, he asked how many would be willing to go on a one-way mission into space. Every member of the group raised his hand. The lure of space travel remains intoxicating for a generation brought up on “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.”
I think ultimately I'd say no, but I'd be tempted.
[via Marginal Revolution]
[To the tune of David Bowie, "Stay," from the album Bowie at the Beeb: Best Of BBC Radio 68-72 (I give it 4 stars).]