Have you dreamed of living on another planet? The Mars One team will select four astronauts to make a one-way trip to Mars after a grueling and public training period.
The application requirements are listed here. If successful, the venture will use resources from around the world and convert the entire process into a media event across all major social networks. We’ve embedded the introductory YouTube video above–what do you think? Here’s more from the company:
In 2013 Mars One will conduct a global search to find the best candidates for the first human mission to Mars in 2023. On Mars, the primary responsibility for the astronauts is to keep everything, and everyone, up and running. This will be a particular challenge for the first teams. They will need the skills to solve any potential problem – some of which will be completely unforeseeable. Their combined skill sets of each team member must cover a very wide range of disciplines. The astronauts must be intelligent, creative, psychologically stable and physically healthy … In spaceflight missions, the primary personal attributes of a successful astronaut are emotional and psychological stability, supported by personal drive and motivation. This is the foundation upon a mission must be built, where human lives are at risk with each flight. Once on Mars, there is no means to return to Earth. Mars is home.