Friday, February 27, 2015

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Questions arise with potential Mars mission

By Lisa Goudy

Personally, I would never want to live on Mars.

While it wouldn’t be my preference to relocate to Mars, there were several people who would. The Dutch non-profit organization Mars One, founded in 2011, has a goal to colonize Mars. The first Mars One mission is planned for 2024. It would be a one-way trip.

The organization did a worldwide appeal and received 202,586 applicants. According to a Mars One news release on their website, there are now 100 finalists, selected from 660 semi-finalists after personal online interviews to “show their understanding of the risks involved, team spirit and their motivation to be part of this life changing expedition.”

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