They narrowed it down to 1,000 and have to keep narrowing it down to the most rugged. Some civilians signing up for either a chance of a lifetime or a ticket to hell. Are they sane to jump at this or completely off their rockers?
The dangers are there from the moment it takes off, that is if it takes off and then it only builds from there.
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Hollywood magic is not the reality for this trip. If you run into danger, there is no help just around the corner.Mars One, the commercial space project that aims to put people on Mars by 2025, announced its shortlist of astronaut candidates Monday, narrowing the field from 200,000 candidates to 1,000 finalists. The trip isn’t possible now, but that hasn’t stopped private ventures like Mars One and even NASA from making plans.
Marina Miral, 30, from Sooke, B.C., was one of the lucky ones shortlisted for a one-way ticket to Mars. “It’s pretty much all I ever wanted to do since I was about 10 years old and I first discovered Star Trek,” Miral told CTV News. “So it’s been a lifelong dream for me.”