A Mars reality show is likely to happen by 2023 because a Dutch company is determined to establish a permanent colony on the Red Planet by spending $6 billion.
The project, called Mars One, plans to drop four astronauts on the planet in April 2023 and none of them will ever return to Earth.
To pay for all of this, the project will stage a media spectacle the likes of which the world has never [...]
February 14, 2012
Alexander Cockburn’s latest piece atCounterPunch (2/10/12) included this from a tipster:
I was visiting ABC News the other day to see a friend who works on graphics. When I went to his room, he showed me all the graphics he was making in anticipation of the Israeli attack on Iran; not just maps, but flight patterns, trajectories and 3-D models of U.S. aircraft carrier fleets.
But what was most disturbing–was thatABC, [...]