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Just as NASA’s latest rover prepares to land on the surface of Mars, one Dutch company is looking to up the ante, with plans to send humans to the distant red planet. But before you sign up for travels to faraway lands, you may want to take note that the trip is a one-way deal, meaning you’ll never be able to return home to Earth.
But before a crew can go, Mars One of course need to find willing participants. The company plans to hold a worldwide “lottery”to select 40 people to join the program. This chosen 40 will spend time a specialist training facility, where they will be whittled down to a crew of 10 members.
Those interested in helping establish the first permanent human settlement on the planet will have to wait, as the worldwide lottery is not expected to take place until next year.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Oh wow I would so jump on this but my fiancee would have a problem with it. No internet and no visits
If I had nothing else in my life I would be signing up for this in a heart beat. I would just ask that they name a part of Mars after me
I think it would be awesome to be a part of something of this magnitude. It's friggin Mars!