So I’m surfing the web and I run across Virgle. Without reading any further I immediately thought to myself, “Virgle??? that sounds like some sort of…” well never mind, but my point is I had to read more.
Virgle as it turns out is a joint project between Virgin Galactic (Richard Branson) and Google (co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin), to build the first permanent human colony on Mars. Ok so my first thoughts to that were, man there are soooo many people I would like to send to mars. But then I read they are looking for volunteers. They are looking for people who want to be pioneers, mission control persons etc. They have begun development of a 100 year plan. They are looking at extinct lava tubes / caves to provide some initial housing, and reviewing locations that provide survivability and raw materials. They have a lot of plans and if nothing else is a pretty cool site to check out. http://www.google.de/virgle/index.html.