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Would you like to take a one way trip to Mars?

Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Crews of four will depart every two years, starting in 2026. One person from the UK will be shortlisted for the Mars One mission, a one-way mission to Mars to start a colony.

The global search has begun for the first humans to set foot on Mars and make it their home. In an extensive training period, candidates will learn the skills they will need on Mars and on their journey there. The combined skill set of each astronaut team member will cover a very wide range of disciplines.

In 1000 years, everyone on Earth will still remember who the first humans on Mars were. More than 200,000 men and women from around the world responded to the first call for astronauts.

Going to Mars is the next logical step for mankind. It is hard to imagine the amount of progress the Mars One mission will bring to science. If there is (or ever was) life anywhere else in the solar system it would be found on Mars. Mars was once in the habitable zone and was believed to have an ample supply of water. If life still exists on Mars it will be hiding deep beneath the surface – where radiation cannot penetrate.

Would you like to take a one way trip to Mars? Did it cross your mind to apply? What qualities do you think a successful applicant needs?

 

Would you like to take a one way trip to Mars?

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Notdeadyet
10th May 2015
0
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I would love to travel into space and see Earth from up there, possibly even go to the Moon - it is a fairly short trip after all. But not Mars, not for me. I have admiration for those people willing to volunteer for the trip though, they are braver than I would ever have been.
nagonthenet
17th Apr 2015
0
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Can think of infinite number of people I'd like to send on a one way trip to Mars!!
Benow
15th Apr 2015
0
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Best to send the convicts like they did to Australia !!!!
daydreams
8th Apr 2015
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If I could travel there are still some places in the UK I've not visited that I would prefer to see.
Capricorn
4th Apr 2015
-1
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I'm too cowardly to be an explorer and do wonder if this expedition to Mars is more a pipedream than a reality.
Peter
31st Mar 2015
-1
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No - having too much fun down here!
patrington
24th Mar 2015
2
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Yes, but by time they have built the rocketship and i am just passing the moon i will pobably have gone in to my own solar system ( heaven) . The only thing i will see is a Mars bar!!!!
ronnieboy
24th Mar 2015
1
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would like to go, two weeks all inclusive, ha,ha, seriously, why go all the way to mars, well documented, it cannot sustain human life, there are other planets like earth,martians are watching us, but, when they see how thick we are, that's the reason they won't communicate with us, ha,ha, the old one's are the best.
Capricorn
4th Apr 2015
0
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Hi ronnieboy I think it is a pipedream and we have seen too many Films about Aliens from space which make us think it will be easy to emigrate there LOL
patrington
24th Mar 2015
1
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We went to scarborough last year the first week we was half board ,the second week we cheered up...another old joke, ta dahh
Capricorn
4th Apr 2015
0
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Nice one patrington LOl
Baxi
23rd Mar 2015
2
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I've always been a huge sci-fi fan and as such have seen too many scary space horror movies. Also, having seen the Apollo 13 movie I know that I am not practical enough to repair a spaceship with whatever odds and ends are at hand. So for me it's a "no" - but I'd love to be in the support team.
MrFred
23rd Mar 2015
3
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I certainly like the idea of space exploration, and setting foot where no one has been before - but I have too many loved ones here on Earth and couldn't handle the thought of never seeing them again... Do they do family tickets? 😉
Wilf
23rd Mar 2015
4
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Sounds like fun and also to get your name in history. I read about this expedition in he papers and the article said they are looking for some people to be in their 40s/50s. It would be an incredible experience. I don't think they will do it before about 2035 by which time I will be too old but would love to see it on TV as I can remember the excitement of the first moon landings.

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