Mars in one way: looking for nearly 80,000 people




Mars in one way: looking for nearly 80,000 people


Despite the fact that this is one way trip, Mars One program has an interest in almost 80,000 people from around the world. And this for two weeks from the beginning of the application. His desire to be the first settlers on the Red Planet filed people from more than 120 countries. Receipt of applications will continue the next 19 weeks, followed by a special commission will select the six teams consisting of four “lucky” that the plan will have to start its journey to Mars in September 2022.

To date, most applications (at the time of writing news 17,324 people) in the desire to leave their homeland and settle down somewhere away from her was filed in the United States. It is followed by China, which expressed a similar desire to 10,241 people. In third place is the UK with 3581 applications. Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and India are among the rest of the top ten countries.

“The mission of Mars One unites all people, so it can take part absolutely anyone from any corner of the planet. Seeing the application of different countries, I am proud of what we do to follow this idea, “- says the founder and executive director of the Mars One Bas Lansdorp.

Accept online applications will be up to 31 August 2013. At this point, program leaders hope to attract the interest of more than half a million people. Any of you can apply by writing a short one-minute video in which you explain why you want to fly to Mars , and why you should choose for the job. What is interesting, visitors, where the application actually served, allowed to vote for your favorite potential candidates. In the second round of selection vote will have real experts program Mars One.



The site states that in order to participate in the program and getting the potential to go to Mars by future applicants do not require any special knowledge or academic skills. Here is your most needed stability to the change of environment, adaptability, curiosity, the ability to rely on others, a creative streak and wit. It is these traits required of suitable future candidates.



In the second round of selection will have to remain between 50 and 100 candidates of about 300 hundred different regions. The remaining 28 to 40 people who will be the next round of selection (approximately 2015) will be in the next seven years to pass a variety of workouts that will help during a seven-month journey to Mars and the subsequent founding of the first colonies there.



If you are interested, you can leave a request on the official website of the program . But keep in mind here is the entrance ticket, which costs an average of about $ 30. In order for the program were able to attend the people of any nation, the exact value of the contribution will be based on the information on gross domestic product (GDP).
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