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Before Sending Human Colonists To Mars We Need To Carefully Study A Little-Known Film

Thanks too Netflix I got to see this jewel of a little known film. It’s about three groups of people who decided to forsake normal civilized life and got to live on the island of Floreana in the Galapagos Islands. Some were highly-trained professionals. The story did not have a happy ending. One couple,most likely, was murdered. The probable killers died later in a boating mishap between islands. A German medical doctor who settled there died of either accidental or intentional poisoning. Ironically some other people survived and built a life there.

For all of those in NASA and in private companies with a goal of colonizing Mars, this film is a “must see.” It shows some of the pit falls of sending humans far away to a hostile environment. I am a firm advocate of sending humans to live on Mars. This film made me think. We must plan such endeavors with the greatest care.

Directed by Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. With Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger. About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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