Friday, February 13, 2015

Meet the three shortlisted crew of Mars One who may visit Mars and never return

In 2012, the nonprofit orgnisation Mars One announced plans to colonize Mars. More than two hundred thousand people from around the world applied for a spot on the four person spaceship. There are now 660 finalists.

Those who go will never return to Earth.

An artist's impression of the Phoenix spacecraft as it lands on Mars. The Mars One lander will be based on this design, which was originally designed and created by NASA, and successfully descended on mars, on May 25, 2008.

This ten minute video below is about three volunteers from the 660 finalists, who are on the shortlist to be among the four people for the Mars One programme. This will of course be the first manned space flight to Mars.

A physics student in the UK, a young doctor from Mozambique and an Iraqi-American woman, are all happy to sacrifice their futures for a place in history.

Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind?

As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on 16 February, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.

You can find the Mars one website here,

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