100 Finalists Picked For One-Way Trip To Mars

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More than 200,000 people applied for a chance to die on Mars in 2013. The Mars One project, which plans to send the first four-member crew to Mars in 2024 at the cost of $6 billion, has narrowed down its list of applicants to 100 people that includes scientists and academics as well as those who are just seeking the ultimate ‘adventure’. These ‘fortunate’ finalists will go through further training before the final 24 astronauts, who will live the rest of their lives on the Red Planet, are selected.

Those selected to colonize Mars are healthy individuals between the age of 18 and 60, and between 5’2″ and 6’3″ tall, as well as exhibit adaptability, resiliency, curiosity, ability to trust and creativity/resourcefulness.

On Mars they will get 6-45 minutes of Internet, 150 days of water supply and 68 days before the first member of the crew dies on Red Planet. The one-way trip to Mars will take 7 to 8 months. Every step of their journey will be documented for a reality TV show.

According to Mars One, “Because this mission is humankind’s mission, Mars One has the intention to make this a democratic decision. The whole world will have a vote which group of four will be the first humans on Mars”. Below is the trailer for the next round of the selection process.

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Mars One is the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, and is funded through a combination of corporate sponsorship, crowd funding, merchandising, and profits from the resulting reality TV series and any new technology developed during the mission.

Once on Mars, there are no means to return to Earth. And that means people are applying and excited to die on the Red Planet. One of the finalists, Alison Rigby, 35, from East London, says, “It’s something that has never been done before, it’s a leap into the unknown. When people ask me why I am going to Mars to die, I say we are all going to die, but it’s important what you do before you die”.

While the idea of mission looks unrealistic to critics, the idea of a televised contest to go to Mars is a compelling example of science fiction becoming reality.


Source:

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/mars-one-astronaut-finalists/

19 COMMENTS

  1. “150 days of water supply” so are they gonna just die from dehydration or is there some sort of way out, e.g a revolver with one bullet dedicated to each individual? Sounds like some sort of sick twisted Nazi experiment… I like this

  2. “Because this mission is humankind’s mission, Mars One has the intention to make this a democratic decision” Ever heard the expression a Camel was a horse designed by a committee?

  3. This seems like the most childishly retarded thing to me. I’m sure these fools have the technology to easily send people to mars and easily send them back. I’m sure there’s tons of people already on mars. This seems like some idiotic attempt to gradually introduce us to that. Why not make it a global entertainment? Then everyone can dramatize it and feed the world this whole sensationalized thing because apparently humanity needs to be treated like 3 year olds and coddled and have the tv tell us everything. Ease us gradually in so that in the next bunch of years they can finally start saying, oh yeah, we mysteriously found some new technology through this and we can go from here to there easily. Oh ya, we actually already have colonies on saturn moons and on the other side of mars. Oh yeah we actually have teleportation but it was confidential top secret and ya we let those first people die so that we could ease everyone into the idea of space travel. We wanted to see how people would react to the idea of going into space like this. FUCK YOUR PUSSYFOOTING NONSENSE! Tell the world straight, god.. it’s so irritating how they treat people like little tv zombies and expect that no one can handle facts. Oh hey there’s aliens out there and we’ve been in collaboration with them for quite some time. Here’s proof.. well here’s an alien. If the fact is there before then what can you do? You accept it and move on. There’s aliens. The end. When it comes to truth, people can have no opinion. Either there’s aliens or not. Either we’re on mars already or not. Just say it and stop trying to turn everything into a game-show or other idiotic entertainment like no one can deal with facts unless it’s brought to them through the half real fiction of tv.

  4. “On Mars they will get 6-45 minutes of Internet, 150 days of water supply and 68 days before the first member of the crew dies on Red Planet. ” either my skills at English are in truth really poor or I can’t understand the meaning of this… I searched the mars one website but found nothing about that…?

  5. Well I for one don’t support this unless they can resupply water and food. Mars in my opinion can be be achieved without death. You can bring green plants that can feed everyone and create oxygen from co2 conversion and can filter waste into potable water. This all can be done so just to let them get there to die for billions bucks is stupid!

  6. How do they know precisely when the first will die? 68 days? Sounds a bit inhumane to me. But I mean idk if I like the one way trip thing.

    • Well it is a reality show, and you know how they love to vote people off of shows like that. The only difference is this time it’s with space rocks, cave man style.

  7. Dude.. this is the most biggest and unthinkable, yet doable journey for mankind to colonize the universe starting with mars as the first round, with earth over population and that bigger wars are yet to come, the humans`future is unsecure, and IF we are to survive another houndred years instead of total annihiliation, we measure us beyond the wildest primetur dreams, we just like in the 60`s (propaganda or not) we are going to set a human foot on another planet, and perhaps after mars, we`ll have the technology to set colonies on the moon.. it`ll be hard for the upcoming generations born and raised in space, that them are the bridge from human extinction on our homeworld to infinite space and other new homes… sort of Halo (U know the game series??) a huge strange feeling, even for me to think.. or imagine.

    And u know why i said the last sentence? BECAUSE this is NOT human.. if were never meant for us to spread ourselfs into the universe.. it WILL take unknown years for a simple human mind to understand and actually GET this.. and how big this is and that this concerns us….

    I belive this is NO “Nazi” experiment.. BUT of course the posibillitys of several terrifying accidents that can occur on mars.. but how did we learn to fly or swim and so on..? yes.. it may take some lives to get the experience and knowledge.. we BARELY got the technology for this.. this is a giant fucking LEAP.. yes the goverments and secret organizations have right now as of 19.02.2015 technology that we never seen before only in movies.. but we dont know about it.. because the normal everyday person would be scared and… who knows what would happend.. they are controlling us for sure.. but for our good.. just wait-i bet they open their processes soon..

    And in one hand… the humans will populate mars and so on, and in the other hand… mankind on EARTH will either have a nuclear war or a human Revolutuion against supressors and goverments around the world.. ALL THIS I`VE SAID WILL HAPPEND WITHIN 100 YEARS OR SO… in my opinion… and the opportunity that aliens already is contacting the first humans..

    ps. i want to join the military and later hopefully join nasa and go up in space.. and research on physics, time and space and AWESOME stuffs.. people!<3

  8. Dude.. this is the most biggest and unthinkable, yet doable journey for mankind to colonize the universe starting with mars as the first round, with earth over population and that bigger wars are yet to come, the humans`future is unsecure, and IF we are to survive another houndred years instead of total annihiliation, we measure us beyond the wildest primetur dreams, we just like in the 60`s (propaganda or not) we are going to set a human foot on another planet, and perhaps after mars, we`ll have the technology to set colonies on the moon.. it`ll be hard for the upcoming generations born and raised in space, that them are the bridge from human extinction on our homeworld to infinite space and other new homes… sort of Halo (U know the game series??) a huge strange feeling, even for me to think.. or imagine.

    And u know why i said the last sentence? BECAUSE this is NOT human.. if were never meant for us to spread ourselfs into the universe.. it WILL take unknown years for a simple human mind to understand and actually GET this.. and how big this is and that this concerns us….

    I belive this is NO “Nazi” experiment.. BUT of course the posibillitys of several terrifying accidents that can occur on mars.. but how did we learn to fly or swim and so on..? yes.. it may take some lives to get the experience and knowledge.. we BARELY got the technology for this.. this is a giant fucking LEAP.. yes the goverments and secret organizations have right now as of 19.02.2015 technology that we never seen before only in movies.. but we dont know about it.. because the normal everyday person would be scared and… who knows what would happend.. they are controlling us for sure.. but for our good.. just wait-i bet they open their processes soon..

    And in one hand… the humans will populate mars and so on, and in the other hand… mankind on EARTH will either have a nuclear war or a human Revolutuion against supressors and goverments around the world.. ALL THIS I`VE SAID WILL HAPPEND WITHIN 100 YEARS OR SO… in my opinion… and the opportunity that aliens already is contacting the first humans..

    ps. i want to join the military and later hopefully join nasa and go up in space.. and research on physics, time and space and AWESOME stuffs.. people!<3

  9. I Did a reality show where we were locked away and told to start a new society (utopiA) and after 60 days some of us went nuts how will they do? This is going to be a disaster. Our budget was 50 million and no ratings no show. So what if there are no ratings and these people just die out there. I don’t get it. I’ll watch though.

  10. 150 days water, 68 days until the first person dies? Just what the hell? How is this even approoved? How do they determine that specific number? There is so many things wrong with this. I mean, one way is bad enough, but thats a choice, but revoking water and giving deadlines, all while filming for reality tv? This isn’t some fictional Hunger games, this is ludicrous. There is so much I don’t get. How? Why? Is this how all our future endeavours are going to be conducted? Timed reality death shows?

    This whole thing is fucking stupid. If we’re going to explore, then explore, but this is sugar coated death row. The Fuck?

    • You aren’t wrong. But if you’ve kept up to date with world affairs over the last 80-90 years it was obvious this was coming for a long time. We humans mean nothing to the world elite.

  11. I was going to call BS but its on the NASA’s main site 28 weeks to get there so yer wow it is a plan that is not happening anytime soon check the dates out on NASA’s site

  12. It’s 68 days because the experiment has alreasy taken place.. They are “testing the water” before releasing what’s already happened.. think people! This is some sick idea and I dint want apart of it

  13. Wait wait wait…
    “they will get 6-45 minutes of Internet, 150 days of water supply and 68 days before the first member of the crew dies on Red Planet”

    So this means they last maybe 3 months before dying? I knew it was a one way trip but I thought it would be more like they got constant supplies and build a small colony and die of old age or something not when they run out of their limited supplies!

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