Joshua Vogel may not know for certain that the human colonization of Mars is sustainable, but he’s willing to die finding out.
Some might say that Intrepid’s vision of Earthlings-turned-Martians is too far-fetched—about 45 million miles, to be nearly exact. “When you’re pursing ideas like that, it does get crazy,” David concedes. “It takes a courageous attitude to say, ‘I don’t care what established industries are saying about this problem.’ That’s why we chose the name Intrepid. Some might even call it mad science.”