Abstract: “501 days in space with your spouse: Could you handle it?” is an article that discusses the upcoming Mars Mission in 2018. The mission seems pretty vague, but will consist of a couple being sent into space for 501 days to fly around Mars. This trip will be the closest humans have ever been to mars. A couple is being chosen to represent the roles in humanity. Aside from space adventure dreams, I find this article particularly interesting when thinking of Jamer Hunt’s lecture about scale. This mission may appear to be outside of a global context, as it takes place in outer space, but I feel that this can have impact on many different scalar levels. This mission will mean many different things not only for NASA, but what I can’t help but think of is how will we treat this new planet once we start working there.