The Mars One reality TV show already has 78,000 wanting to live on Mars.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Mars One colony project will be partially funded as a reality TV show. Garey Busey has already auditioned for Mars One, which makes sense since he's out of this world anyway.
The Mars One colony project "plans to pay most of the bills by staging a global reality-TV event, with cameras documenting all phases of the mission from astronaut selection to the colonists' first years on the Red Planet." Mars One is even raising money by charging the 78,000 Mars One applicants between $5 and $75 depending on where you live.
Mars One CEO and co-founder Bas Lansdorp said, "With 78,000 applications in two weeks, this is turning out to be the most desired job in history. These numbers put us right on track for our goal of half a million applicants."
But not all of the 78,000 applying to live on Mars will actually get the chance. Mars One will resemble other reality TV shows like Survivor where the audience has a say in who gets to become a Red Planet settler.
They obviously can't launch 78,000 to live on Mars within our lifetimes. The Mars One reality TV show will whittle down the candidates down to 28 to 40 candidates by 2015. These people will be split into groups of four to compete during training. The Mars One audience will then vote which teams gets to be on the first Mars One colony, although they're planning on sending more people several years afterwards.
Will you be among the more than 78,000 wanting to live on Mars?