A One-Way Ticket to Mars, Please… [VIDEO]
(Feature photo via Mars One)
You really can’t get more outdoors than outer space–Mars, in particular.
In 2012, the non-profit Mars One announced their plans to “colonize” the red planet. “Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that will establish permanent human life on Mars. Human settlement on Mars is possible today with existing technologies. Mars One’s mission plan integrates components that are well tested and readily available from industry leaders worldwide. The first footprint on Mars and lives of the crew thereon will captivate and inspire generations.” (via mars-one.com)
The vessel that will take the volunteers is a small, four-person spaceship, and over 200,000 applicants applied to be one of the “lucky” four. None of the volunteers will ever return to earth. Even though there are no guarantees that the spaceship will even make it to Mars in the first place, there are some die-hard, committed people who are willing to take that chance. The list of applicants has now been narrowed down to 660 finalists. Check out www.mars-one.com for more information.
Take a look at the video below for a better idea of what to expect and what these people are thinking: