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200,000 People Apply to Live on Mars

CNN

If you have ambitions of being one of the first people on Mars, listen up: A Dutch company says it is moving along with its plan to send four lucky Earthlings to colonize the Red Planet. The catch: They won't ever come back.

The Mars One foundation announced Tuesday that it has secured lead suppliers for an unmanned mission launching in 2018, which involves a robotic lander and a communications satellite. Lockheed Martin has been contracted to study building the lander, and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. will develop a concept study for the satellite, Mars One said.

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Crazay2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

Those 200000 people are nuts. Yea it'd be cool to be in the history books as one of the people who ventured forth to expand the reaches of mankind any but it's really just a death sentence. These people will never be back and i suspect that they won't even make it to the destination either. If by some miracle they make landing, I'll be shocked if they lasted a full calendar year