savi writes: "Check out the story here. I bet they could get more funding if they did it with humans and offered to sell access to live-space-sex cams over the net. Heck, I'd pay."
I just can't believe this hasn't been done before. The webcam idea would probably pay for this mission, even without humans. Before we get too settled on Mars though, it might be good to consider some recent evidence that there is already life there