"I'd want to come back to tell the story, I'd want to come back to help other people go," Lee tells KTRH News. "A one-way trip has sort of a suicidal element to it that I find difficult to subscribe to."
Lee says the biggest hurdle may be trying to fund the project through a reality show.
"They're doing everything except explaining where the trillions of dollars that's going to pay for this is coming from," says Cowing. "I've yet to hear anything from them that's beyond a thousand dollars here, and a thousand dollars there."
However, even Cowing admits he might consider volunteering if the project were to ever take off.