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Astronauts Needed To Build The First Human Settlement On Mars
By John Yong, 10 Jan 2013
Calling all would-be astronauts! Mars One, a non-profit agency, is now accepting applications for astronauts to help build the first human settlement on Mars in 2023.
Trainees will have to undergo eight years of training and learning before “making the journey to his or her new home on Mars”.
“It is not necessary to have military training nor experience in flying aircraft nor even a science degree,” the agency wrote in a statement. “It is most important that each applicant be intelligent, in good mental and physical health.”
According to the website, the cost of the mission is estimated around US$6 billion, and Mars One plans to broadcast every aspect of the mission—from the astronaut selection and their training, to their arrival on the Red Planet—in a reality-style televised program.
For more information, go check out the website.
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[via Mars One]
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