Sunday August 11, 2013

More Than 100K Want to Go to Mars and Not Return

We ran an earlier story on the Mars One Project a while back just for the fun of it, but it seems that a whole bunch of adventuresome Earthlings are taking it seriously. To date, 100K applications have been received for this one-of-a-kind adventure and it is one-of-a-kind since none of them will ever return to Earth. Blasting off to a new planet, no chance of any outside assistance, and sure death from radiation, would you go?

"What we want to do is tell the story to the world," Lansdorp said, "when humans go to Mars, when they settle on Mars and build a new Earth, a new planet. This is one of the most exciting things that ever happened, and we want to share the story with the entire world."