100 people were picked from 200,000 people all over the world who applied for the Mars One mission

February 18, 2015 3:33 pm

Some
of these Oyibo people are weird sha. 100 of them have agreed to go a
one-way mission to Mars – and never return to earth. These 100 people
were picked from 200,000 people all over the world who applied for the
Mars One mission. They’ve agreed to die there. Read the bizarre story
below…

100
brave souls from around the globe are now vying for a one-way ticket to
Mars, knowing they will never return from the Red Planet. The
Dutch-based Mars One project – which aims to send people to live on the
faraway planet – has whittled down its shortlist of candidates from
more than 200k to just 50 men& 50 women, a 3rd of them
Americans

Among
the array of science fanatics, Trekies, physics majors, engineers and
doctors, there were also a few more surprising choices, including a
singer who was doing a two-man show in New York at the time of his
application for the program; an artist with a fascinating family
connection to NASA; a mechanic from a remote part of Utah, and an
aspiring novelist.

(left), 28, works in health care technology and in his free
time is writing a novel. His goal in life is to reduce suffering in the
world; (right), 32, serves in the National Guard and is an
avid techie.
From
this shortlist, a final crew of four will eventually be sent to Mars,
scheduled to arrive in 2025 following a grueling seven-month journey
from Earth.
Among the 100 prospective Mars colonists, which hail from 40 countries, there are 33 US residents ranging in age from 19 to 60.
The
American hopefuls come from all walks of life, including PhD students,
engineers, artists, medical doctors, and even  a singer and a workout
trainer. 
Out
of the 33 men and women vying for the honors of traveling to Mars, half
a dozen are over the age of 50, including a married father of five.
Kay Radzik Warren, a 54-year-old architectural project manager, wants to be a part of a settlement on Mars
Data analyst Yari Rodriguez, 27, said that going to Mars on a one-way ticket is like donating her body to science 

Ryan Macdonald (left) a physics student at Oxford University said: ‘The
most important thing to do in life is to leave a legacy. A lot of people
do that by having a child…for me this would be my legacy.’ Claire
Weedon (right) is the only Briton who doesn’t work in science and is a
self-confessed adrenaline junkie

Source: UK Daily Mail

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