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« on: April 17, 2013, 04:52:45 PM »

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A nonprofit organization that aims to land four astronauts on Mars in 2023 will kick off its two-year, televised search for Red Planet explorers this summer.

The Netherlands-based Mars One will begin accepting application videos in July, charging a fee to weed out folks who aren't serious about their candidacy. The group hopes to raise millions of dollars this way, with the proceeds paying for the ongoing selection process and technology studies.

"We expect a million applications with 1-minute videos, and hopefully some of those videos will go viral, Mars One co-founder and chief executive officer Bas Lansdorp told Space.com on April 10. He was in London to speak to the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) that day.

Mars One now has 45,000 people registered for its mailing list and has already received 10,000 emails from interested individuals, Lansdorp added.

A one-way trip to Mars

Mars One is casting a wide net, seeking applicants from all over the world. Application fees will vary from country to country, with folks from poorer nations getting a price break, Lansdorp said. The maximum fee will apparently be $25.

Anyone who is at least 18 years old can apply by sending in a video explaining why he or she should be selected. But prospective colonists must be prepared to say goodbye to Earth forever; there are no plans at this point to bring Mars One astronauts home.

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/16/17781147-wanted-astronauts-for-one-way-trip-to-mars?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=6

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »

Someone needs to sign up Lindsay Lohan.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 06:27:45 PM »

Four people do not a colony make.  icon_confused
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 06:56:33 PM »

The fact that they're choosing candidates based on 1-minute videos and it's also going to be a reality show also means they are totally going to get the most qualified scientist minds for the job.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 07:24:14 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 17, 2013, 06:56:33 PM

The fact that they're choosing candidates based on 1-minute videos and it's also going to be a reality show also means they are totally going to get the most qualified scientist minds for the job.   Roll Eyes

The history of first time exploration seems to attract the adventurous more than the scientific type.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM »

They need to base the choices solely on fertility.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 07:38:27 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM

They need to base the choices solely on fertility.

Delicious!
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM

They need to base the choices solely on fertility promiscuity.

FTFY.  Have the footage aired by the highest bidding network.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 07:51:54 PM »

Quote from: ATB on April 17, 2013, 07:38:27 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM

They need to base the choices solely on fertility.

Delicious!

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 07:55:52 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on April 17, 2013, 06:27:45 PM

Four people do not a colony make.  icon_confused

I assume they are a vanguard to prepare the way for more.

I'd apply in a minute if I had any skills to offer. I wonder if they'll send a telephone sanitizer ship too?
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 08:02:53 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on April 17, 2013, 07:55:52 PM

I wonder if they'll send a telephone sanitizer ship too?

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 08:33:13 PM »

Okay...give me a moment *clears throat*

"They will never put anyone on Mars"

So sayeth the wise Alauondo...

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 09:39:34 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on April 17, 2013, 07:37:45 PM

They need to base the choices solely on fertility.

maybe Kate Upton will go biggrin
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