Mars One announces qualifications for future Mars colonists


On Tuesday, January 8, Mars One announced base requirements for its upcoming Astronaut Selection Program. Mars One, a private, non-profit space company made headlines in June 2012 when the company announced its mission to “establish a human settlement on Mars through the integration of existing, readily available technologies from industry leaders world-wide.” Although other companies have plans to colonize the red planet, Mars One is the only one so far with plans to finance its objective by making the entire process an interactive reality show. The global audience will reportedly have the opportunity to be involved in the Mars One mission from the very beginning by participating in selecting the colonists….

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