Over 78,000 Apply for Private Mars Colony Project In 2 Weeks

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Depiction of Mars Colony Project

Depiction of Mars Colony Project

A large number of people want to leave our planet Earth forever and move on Mars forever. Mars One is a private space projects which aims at colonizing Mars, and is currently looking for pioneers for one way trip to Mars. Apparently more than over 78,000 people signed up for this in just two weeks since its application process opened on April 22.

The Entire project will cost about $6 billion and the company aims to reach that funding from the reality show which will select a bunch of people among those signed up for. The application process extends until Aug. 31. Anyone at least 18 years of age can apply, by submitting to the Mars One website a 1-minute video explaining his or her motivation to become a Red Planet settler.

“Mars One is a mission representing all humanity, and its true spirit will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented,” Lansdorp said. “I’m proud that this is exactly what we see happening.”

Journey time to Mars, which is approximately 40 million miles away depending on its position in orbit, would be around 200 days. The Settlers will experience extreme temperatures ranging from 35 C to minus 135 C. Still want to apply head over to Mar One Registration Page
Source: Ars Technica