Gallery: You Can Now Apply to Become One of the Very First Humans to Co...


Do you enjoy dehydrated food, weightlessness and confined spaces? Then you might have what it takes to become one of the first to colonize the Red Planet. This week, the Dutch nonprofit Mars One released its basic requirements to apply to be an astronaut to visit Mars. Is a voyage to Mars really possible? The Netherlands isn’t exactly known for its space program, and some have suggested that the Mars One mission is a scam, or at the very least, a pipe dream. But if you are at least 18 years of age, in good mental and physical condition, and have no plans to return to Earth, you can apply now to be one the first humans to see the surface of an alien planet.

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  1. mona meera dasi December 31, 2013 at 12:21 am

    This is plain silly and saddening. Instead of spending unspeakable amounts of money on this endeavor, put the money where it is really needed- here, for our Mother Earth. Invest in sustainable options, help where help is really needed and appreciated, and keep both feet on the ground-literally- before even looking anywhere else. I do not find that this would in any way help us, as humans, move forward in being a more conscious, self-sustainable and responsible species. Very sad to say the least, in my opinion.

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