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Over 20,000 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars on the Mars One project

One-way trip to Mars on the Mars One project sees 20,000+ applications
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: May 1, 2013 4:33 am

It was just a week ago that applications opened up for Mars One, a manned one-way mission to Mars. Mars One is on the search for two men and two women from different nationalities on a one-way mission to the red planet in 2023.




After just a week, there have been over 20,000 applications with 600 applications coming in from China alone. Requirements for candidates are as follows: If you show resilience, adaptability, and curiosity, you might qualify. Scientific and astronaut's skills, however, are not required. In the last twelve months, 10,000 people from 100 different countries have expressed interest in the one-way ticket to Mars, with many applications coughing up the application fee submitting and sharing their one-minute videos which you can watch on the Mars One website.


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