One-way ticket to Mars - who wants to go?

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

Comments

shapil

I would go once the dust has settled.

zafirah

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

shapil

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

zafirah

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

britexpat

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

zafirah

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

Rizks

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

Humbles

is the prospective for giving birth up there.

FathimaH

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

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.

zafirah

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

waiting for LLR - to join us!

Palancole

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

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