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Want to live on Mars? Are you over 18 with good mental and physical health? Are you intelligent and would you be dedicated to space travel? Good news, you can be a Mars colonist! View all of the qualifications here.
Mars One is a Dutch nonprofit organization that is looking to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. You can watch their introduction film here. In the film they break down their plan for the eventual inhabitation of Mars, starting with four people at a time. While it may seem like a farfetched idea, the organization clearly believes in their plan.
Before the first crew lands, Mars One will have established a habitable, sustainable outpost designed to receive astronauts every two years. To accomplish this, Mars One has developed a precise, realistic plan based entirely upon existing technologies. It is both economically and logistically feasible, in motion through the integration of existing suppliers and experts in space exploration.
Part of their design includes major financing by creating "the biggest media event ever... ...Big Brother will pale in comparison." So it's Lost in Space meets The Truman Show? Well like a bad late 90's movie, I am just crazy enough to think this might work. Who is with me? This is finally a chance for our Neatoramanauts to become actual astronauts!