Skip to comments.Meet The Men And Women Are Willing To Die On Mars
Posted on 08/15/2013 8:26:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
100,000 people want to live in these space habitats on Mars for eternity.
Four months after the call for applicants went out, 100,000 people from around the world (including yours truly) have applied for a one-way trip to Mars.
The Mars One group wants to put four humans on the Red Planet by 2022. The first settlers would by followed more groups, arriving every two years.
The first round of a four-part selection process ends on August 31. By September, the selection committee will begin culling through hundreds of thousands of video entries and questionnaires to decide which space enthusiasts will move ahead to Round Two. Ultimately, candidates will be whittled down to a total of 24 to 40 applicants, divided into groups.
"We are selecting groups of four, and not individuals," says Norbert Kraft, the medical director for the Mars One project. "You can be the best, smartest individual, but if you cannot work within your group you are out," he said.
Each group will spend three months every year, for up to eight years, in an isolated habitat. During this time, the group will have to prove that they can work together.
On its press site, Mars One says its looking for applicants that display five specific psychological traits: resilience, adaptability, curiosity, the ability to trust others, and creativity/resourcefulness. They also want candidates who are mature, interesting, and have a sense of humor.
Most Mars applicants have a public profile and their application videos are available to watch online.
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I like the idea of a nomination process.
I was tempted to signup...glad I didn’t.
Bubble Brains on Mars.
How many of these people are originally from Venus???
That method could introduce SOME people to the concept of reality.
wheres the mall ???
Is Ponce de Leon on the list?
Honestly, I can’t see this colony ending well.
I think that they need to do the following mental health test for applicants:
If you apply, you’re disqualified on the grounds that you have a mental disorder.
Terraform the place first and I’ll consider it.
“”You can be the best, smartest individual, but if you cannot work within your group you are out,” he said. “
I think we’ve all met this person in our lives, especially at work. Anyone read or skimmed a book from one of those person manning the science dome in Antartica (it was the lady who suffered a life-threatening condition and had to be evac’d by plane), it will give you a glimpse of what happens where you are isolated from a population for 6 months.
I probably should expand on my premise.
There should be a nomination process, and only I get to make the nominations. Then, I'll send those I nominate to Mars. For Life. hee hee hee.
I'll gladly take input from my fellow FReepers.
“If you apply, youre disqualified on the grounds that you have a mental disorder.”
So Dems are disqualified then?
Probably a bunch of kinky chatroom types who want to experience sex on Mars...
Are they going to transport Lego blocks to Mars?
Derek Zoolander: What is this? [smashes model] A center for ants?
Derek Zoolander: How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read... if they can't even fit inside the building?
Mugatu: Derek, this is just a small...
Derek Zoolander: I don't wanna hear your excuses! The building has to be at least... three times bigger than this!
I don’t think women can go to Mars. They wouldn’t understand it.
Is there anyway we can sign Nancy Pelosi up?
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