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Mars Colonists Sought For Future Expedition [Video]

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Want to live on Mars? A Dutch company is seeking a few people willing to be the fist colonists on the Red Planet.

Nonprofit group Mars One is seeking Mars colonist for an expedition in 2023. The company put out a wanted ad this week listing the requirements to be one of the first people to step down on the red planet.

The LA Times reports that Mars One is seeking people above the age of 18. It is also important that you are intelligent and in good mental and physical health. You’ll also have to be completely dedicated to the expedition. Mars One said that future Mars colonists will have to undergo at least 8 years of training before setting out for the red planet.

Norbert Kraft, Mars One’s chief medical director and a former NASA researcher, said:

“Gone are the days when bravery and the number of hours flying a supersonic jet were the top criteria. Now, we are more concerned with how well each astronaut works and lives with the others, in the long journey from Earth toMars and for a lifetime of challenges ahead.”

CBS reports that Mars One is already planning a group of cargo missions in 2016 to set up base camp. The first four colonist are expected to arrive in 2023 and more settlers will arrive after that. Mars One does not have any plans to bring the Mars Colonist back to earth.

So how does Mars One plan on funding this expedition? Reality TV of course! The organization plans to hold a “global TV event” that follows the selection process, the training, and of course, the settling of Mars.

Do you think there will be people living on Mars in 2023? Do you want to be one of the Mars colonists?

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9 Responses to “Mars Colonists Sought For Future Expedition [Video]”

  1. Greg Southworth

    As a youth, I fantasized about doing something like this. Indeed, I bet many of us thought we would be there by now. Of course, safety factors have to be considered as no one wants to die a premature death on the Red planet, but I still love the concept.

  2. Annick Safken

    Yes, when Amstrong stepped on the moon, I thought that, by now trips, to the moon would be routine. Now I am surprised by this company executives' optimism: 2023 seems very close.. And happy birthday Greg, a few days late