Mars One will set up a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023, and in two weeks received 78,000 applications for the One-Way trip to Mars.
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Bas Lansdorp, co-founder of Mars One, 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.”
Mars One qualifications:
In 2013 Mars One will conduct a global search to find the best candidates for the first human mission to Mars in 2023. On Mars, the primary responsibility for the astronauts is to keep everything, and everyone, up and running. This will be a particular challenge for the first teams. They will need the skills to solve any potential problem – some of which will be completely unforeseeable. Their combined skill sets of each team member must cover a very wide range of disciplines. The astronauts must be intelligent, creative, psychologically stable and physically healthy. On this page, we offer a brief introduction to the basics of our astronaut selection process.
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