Last term, we had the opportunity to write a balanced argument about the Mars One Mission, discussing both the pro and cons of taking part. The Mars One Mission is a once-in-a-lifetime oppurtunity to be the one of the first people to set foot on Mars and start a new civilization there. We did some further research about the mission and made spider-diagrams in our table groups. These were pinned to the wall for everyone to refer to while writing their report.
We started off with the two paragraphs about whichever side we agreed with, which followed on to another two paragraphs about the side we did not agree with. Finally, we wrote a conclusion that revealed our thoughts and opinions on the mission. Most people decided against taking part – although it may be fun to go into space, we don’t like the idea of not coming back to Earth!
Now you’ve heard about the Mars One Mission. Which side would you pick?