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More Than 200,000 Apply to Go to Mars and Never Return to Earth

Posted By admin On September 10, 2013 @ 8:54 am In Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

Radio Australia [1]
September 10, 2013

More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return, the group behind an ambitious venture to colonize the inhospitable red planet says.

Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch engineer and entrepreneur, plans to establish a permanent base on Mars in a mission he hopes will take off in 2022, if he can find the necessary $6.49 billion.

One in four of the 202,586 applicants for the one-way trip are Americans, says Mars One, a non-profit group which initiated the hunt for “would-be Mars settlers” in April.

By 2015, Mars One expects put up to 10 four-member teams through intensive training, with the first of those teams reaching to Mars in 2023 on a high-risk journey that would take seven months to complete.

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[1] Radio Australia: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-09-10/offer-of-oneway-trip-to-live-on-mars-has-volunteers-lining-up/1188567

[2] Ever wondered why Mars is red? One scientist thinks he knows (and it could happen on Earth, too): http://www.prisonplanet.com/ever-wondered-why-mars-is-red-one-scientist-thinks-he-knows-and-it-could-happen-on-earth-too.html

[3] Flowing water on Mars sparks hunt for ancient life: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flowing-water-on-mars-sparks-hunt-for-ancient-life.html

[4] Red Planet meets red ink: budget ax could chop two NASA Mars missions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/red-planet-meets-red-ink-budget-ax-could-chop-two-nasa-mars-missions.html

[5] ‘Strongest evidence yet to there being life on Mars’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/strongest-evidence-yet-to-there-being-life-on-mars.html

[6] China prepares to grow vegetables on Mars: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-prepares-to-grow-vegetables-on-mars.html

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