Mars One has its shortlist of candidates for Martian settlement, but I have my doubts they will ever get there.


Mars One, a commercial venture that wants to have a colony on the Red Planet by 2025, was inundated with candidates who wanted to be settlers.

They’ve narrowed down the list to a mere 1,000 people, including a 30-year-old British Columbia woman, Marina Miral.

CTV news quoted her as saying: “It’s pretty much all I ever wanted to do since I was about 10 years old and I first discovered Star Trek.”

Colonizing Mars seems to something of an obsession of the rich with Elon Musk and Richard Branson both having Martian ambitions. No word on whether either of them are willing to leave their billions behind for a one-way ticket to Mars.

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