The name I took from Terry Pratchett's Strata. Could we get a situation where a, presumably authoritarian, nation has a space programme that consists of sending people on one-way manned missions? You can probably do a lot more if you don't have to worry about bringing your crew back at the end of it. The crews could perhaps be convicted criminals or political prisoners, and would have their families released in exchange for doing the job. The Nazis spring to mind but I suspect they wouldn't want to have Untermenschen setting foot on Mars before Aryan colonists; the Soviets could have done, especially if Stalin had been followed by someone like-minded, but it would probably not be good for propaganda. Maybe it would be a secret programme to scout out places before landing a choreographed, two-way manned capsule a few years later. Thoughts?