One-way ticket to Mars - who wants to go?
zafirah
By zafirah • 3 years 1 month ago.

Want to go to Mars? Dutch organisation Mars One says it will open applications imminently. It would be a one-way trip, and the company hopes to build a community of settlers on the planet.

Uncharted waters, mountains or far away lands have always drawn explorers. History books show that desire for adventure, even in the face of extreme danger, did not deter the likes of Columbus or Magellan.

So it is perhaps not surprising that Mars One has already received thousands of prospective applicants. But there is no return - unlike the mission which hopes to fly to Mars and back in 2018.

Future explorers take note. Applicants must be resilient, adaptable, resourceful and must work well within a team. The whole project will be televised, from the reality TV style selection process, to landing and beyond.

to read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22146456

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By zafirah• 3 years 1 month ago.
zafirah

Qatar can help funding the Project...

By shapil• 3 years 1 month ago.
shapil

I would go once the dust has settled.

By zafirah• 3 years 1 month ago.
zafirah

that we can post in our timeline in FB. ^_^

By shapil• 3 years 1 month ago.
shapil

Zafirah will there be wifi or 3G on mars ;)

By zafirah• 3 years 1 month ago.
zafirah

as it will be televised like a 'big brother' show!

By britexpat• 3 years 1 month ago.
britexpat

I am ready to go. If I cn survive in Qatar, then Mars will be a doddle :O)

By zafirah• 3 years 1 month ago.
zafirah

Then, one-way ticket is no problem... :)

By Rizks• 3 years 1 month ago.
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Rizks

Oh great, would love to open an Emporium there...

By Humbles• 3 years 1 month ago.
Humbles

is the prospective for giving birth up there.

By Sense Mine• 3 years 1 month ago.
Sense Mine

DELUSION.

By FathimaH• 3 years 1 month ago.
FathimaH

But I think will pass..surviving life on planet earth is as much adventure I can endure!

By zafirah• 3 years 1 month ago.
zafirah

from Mars! :)

By nad023• 3 years 1 month ago.
nad023

zafirah ..it will be ML then.

By shady till i die• 3 years 1 month ago.
shady till i die

i have to borrow wings from fish to fly there!

By nomerci• 3 years 1 month ago.
nomerci

No thanks, dusty orange is not my colour.

Rizks, if you go there make sure you start not only a new branch of your Chai emporium, but also QLOM..Qatarlivingonmars.com to keep all of us here on Earth posted.

By Rizks• 3 years 1 month ago.
Rizks

Done.

By zafirah• 3 years 1 month ago.
zafirah

Rizks, will help you in your emporium... orange tea only.

waiting for LLR - to join us!

By Palancole• 3 years 1 month ago.
Palancole

No thanks. May be after I have been around the world.

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