Wednesday, January 1, 2014

22 French candidates to colonize March -

A thousand candidates aspiring to live on the red planet. / Photo DR

thousand candidates aspiring to live on the red planet. / Photo DR

establish a human colony on Mars. This is the incredible challenge launched by a Dutch foundation called March One. To this end, the agency has to preselect candidates in 1058 a total of 202,000 applicants to integrate its program. After a strict selection will continue for this year, only 24 of them will have the chance to walk the Martian soil.


107 countries, most applicants are 25 to 35 years. 586 472 are men against women. Of these twenty-two French are candidates for this installation.

“We are very touched and impressed by the number of people who filed their applications, said Bas Lansdorp, founder of Mars One. However, the challenge with 200,000 applicants is to separate the people we feel mentally and physically able to become the first ambassadors to Mars, and those who do not objectively take very seriously the mission. We even had a number of applicants who submitted videos of them in the nude! “

This project, which must take place over a dozen years 2022 provides for the delivery of equipment required for construction of the stations. The first travelers to come in 2024.

The cost of shipping would be $ 6 billion and, according to its promoters, to be financed by the media’s exploitation of this event. The idea is to make this adventure a reality show to talk about the project around the world, and thus to complete the fundraising. Essential to achieve a particular sending a probe in 2018, was responsible for preparing the ground for potential future trip to Mars campaign.

At this point, no one can say that this project will go to completion.

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