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Leaving Earth: 78,000 apply for a one-way ticket to Mars

10.05.2013 07:01

The Mars One project to establish the first human settlement on the Red Planet by 2023 has received 78,000 applications in just two weeks, with as many as 500,000 expected to apply by the time applications close on August 31.

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Jack Paul Goodell 31.01.2014 04:59

there are ways of going to mars 1000x cheaper .: inexpensive, low-priced, low-cost, economical, competitive, affordable, reasonable, reasonably priced, budget, economy, bargain, downmarket, cut-rate, reduced, discounted, discount, rock-bottom, giveaway, bargain-basement, low-end, dirt cheap . then NASA would


Audrieau 01.01.2014 01:48

Interesting idea. But would it not be crucial for your 40 applicants to be young people under 25 if you want the community to have sufficient resilience, adaptability and able to procreate a new Martian population for future growth. Important seeing as they cannot return. To pick them now and train for 7 years would surely put them close to end end of child bearing age unless you take them all at 18.


alex zhou 15.09.2013 23:10

Anonymous user 17.07.2013 02:26

Why not send remote control robots like the rovers already there. Let them build the habitat first.


they are doing that. that's the plan.

Anonymous user 19.07.2013 13:37

They wouldn't be able to return, as the lower gravity would alter human bone density

Anonymous user 17.07.2013 02:26

Why not send remote control robots like the rovers already there. Let them build the habitat first.

Anonymous user 16.07.2013 18:45

They could return to earth if the spacecrat had enough fuel and they would exercise their muscles.

Anonymous user 14.07.2013 04:47

i like it

Anonymous user 09.07.2013 09:38

hopefully this is what the people of our time will be remembered for. i'll be applying twice!

Anonymous user 30.06.2013 01:36

Yall not god whose to say whats going to happen...

Anonymous user 26.06.2013 01:27

New reality show!


Misty Dean 24.06.2013 19:55

What about radiation exposure? Shouldn't they wait till the technology gets better instead of setting a 7 year time-line?

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 06:59

I would love to go. Think about it - no taxes, no lawyers, no bankers ... It's Euphoria! Sign me up!

Anonymous user 22.06.2013 12:09

Well, just go to any desert and try to live there! Good luck!

Anonymous user 18.06.2013 13:14

how can i apply help me

Anonymous user 13.06.2013 17:44

Humans go to Mars!? There are 78,000 very courageous, and brave and desperate people.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 22:22

Please go to mars lol. Anyone dumb enough to go, should. <3 Should call it Earth Clean up 2023.

Anonymous user 04.06.2013 14:47

please help me to register going to mars. i came from the philippines. i am willing to go to mars.

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