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One-Way Mars Trip: Aspiring Martian Colonists Land In Washington

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 03:38 PM

WASHINGTON — A group of volunteers hoping to become the first human Martians congregated in one spot for the first time Saturday (Aug. 3) to discuss their hopes to join the Mars One mission, a project to send colonists on a one-way trip to the Red Planet.

Mars One CEO and co-founder Bas Lansdorp addressed a crowd of about 50 Mars One applicants, almost all male, in an auditorium here at George Washington University. The mood at the event, which was webcast live, was something akin to a gamer's LAN party — excited discussions blended with nerdy banter. But the purpose was serious.

"How many of you want to go on a one-way trip to Mars?" Lansdorp asked. Nearly everyone raised their hands. [Mars One’s Red Planet Colony Project (Gallery)] The Mars One colony mission, announced in May 2012, aims to send humans to Mars in 2023. Yet unlike other proposed manned Mars missions, they won't be coming back. The colonists will be sent in groups of four, and the first group will have two men and two women, hailing from four different continents. The company is accepting applications from anyone over the age of 18, through August 31.

The response has been overwhelming — as of May, some 78,000 Mars colonist applications had been received.


If not for some issues I have here on Earth, I'd apply in a heartbeat!!!

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:24 PM
Reminds me of The Marching Morons I wonder will there be postcards from Mars?

I thought about going but Mars but even one of the harshest environments on Earth is more hospitable than anywhere on Mars...

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:51 PM
Not sure where the proposed landing site is, if its ANYWHERE near Cydonia, I'm sooo gonna stowaway on board LOL

posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:03 PM
If you thought it was bad on Earth just wait....

Once a Martian Federation is established,
you'll get your new rebel problems on a whole different planetary body.


It just takes one person to go psychotic and tamper with the life support systems,
the potential to kill everyone is limited only by their ability to do so morally.

Definite pass.
edit on 5-8-2013 by yourmaker because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 07:42 AM
Okay question

is this mars one project serious?

i mean theyre making a big deal about it.. but i cant believe that this entire thing can take just ten years to come about, and nasa supposedly havent done jack **** for about 50 years!

posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 02:23 AM
is nobody interested at all in mars one?

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