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Mars Colonization Program Now Accepting Applications

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marsone2 The new Mars One program, run by the Dutch company of the same name, is accapting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet. The company has already received over 20,000 applications, and tickets won’t even become available until 2023.

The applicants don’t need any previous astronaut or sciences training, but will be picked to live on Mars based on their cooperation, flexibility, and their ability to deal with challenges. The 24 candidates that actually get to go will also be put on a reality television show where they will be voted on globally as to who deserves to go. The company plans to fund the mission with funds from the show.

I feel like the space age future that has been imagined in so many science-fiction creations is just around the corner, and the development of this project will be very interesting to see. I also see in this project a great opportunity for media coverage and I’m especially interested to see any photographs that are a result of this program. Check out their website for more information on the program, to watch applicant’s video submissions, or even to apply yourself.

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Written by jessicaeking

May 1, 2013 at 5:51 am

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