“Spaaaaace” has 9 characters, that’s why.
Honestly we probably shouldn’t be focusing on sending humans to Mars until someone completes an unmanned proof-of-concept mission to bring back some rocks or something first.
Bah, just bring an extra roll of tinfoil.
Ooh, thanks for that one - I’m going to forward that to somebody who worked on a slightly similar US project.
Ha, bet you Fusilli now, naysayers!!
Really, if weight were not such a factor, a ship which uses a hollow hull for water storage would be ideal.
Or, if we could find a place to fuel up on potable water once in space.