Skip to comments.Wanted: People willing to die on Mars
Posted on 03/17/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Mars One co-founder tells CBC about its proposed one-way trip to the Red Planet
Mars One hopes to have people living on the planet for the rest of their lives by 2023.(Mars One/YouTube)
The man behind the private space project dubbed Mars One is looking for people to travel to Mars, but he's not offering a return ticket.
"The technology to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there exists," Bas Lansdorp told Day 6 host Brent Bambury in an interview that aired this week on CBC Radio.
"The technology to bring humans from Mars back to Earth simply does not exist yet."
Lansdorp said he's looking for people who are utterly dependable, good in groups and "at their best when things are at their worst."
The never-to-return explorers will require eight years of training, and the search starts this year.
The flight is scheduled to leave in Sept. 2022.
To hear the complete conversation, including how Lansdorp plans to fund the trip, click the audio button above.
they want younger people...
Ill only be 74...
Volunteers? I bet the one way part will cut the number way down.
I think I would.
Lol, I take it back. I’ll only be 73. (What are they going to do when they find out I lied about my age, send me back?)
Eight years of training before they send me off to Mars to spend the rest of my life eating MREs and drinking recycled urine? How about I get to live like a Royal 0bama for eight years then you send me to Mars? lol
Heck, yes! I’m sick of all the libs here. But I could deal with one or two libs out there... “I’m sorry, sir. We were out behind the boulder over there, and I think a meteor must’ve hit him in the back of the head. Made a real mess.”
Vastectomies for the boys, hormone replacement to help the girls fight off PMS.
Can we FReep from there?
I'll bet I don't have any ex-wives on Mars though.
Sign me up.
Send all the Obama voters.
i’ll be 85 but how will I get my Social Security check?
If it’s one-way, why not make it a colony?
I would do it.
I hear ya’. Turnin’ green and mushy as we speak.
What does it cost to live on Mars?
I mean..is it like Ecuador? Can I have a maid and all that jazz really cheap?