This question is more about morals and philosophy and is a rather dark one. Anyway, has it been considered and/or is it a viable idea to send an astronaut to another planet to die, or is it unspeakable for a government agency to do such a thing? What about private agencies?
I am sure there are people today that will gladly give their life to set foot on Mars, do science and record their names in the history, and the mission will be so much easier:
No return craft and fuel, much less food and water, no big habitats needed, space radiation not such an issue, and so on.
Unfortunately, we as a society seem to have a thing about letting people die at will.