Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Monday, 13 January 2014

1058 aim for 2025

Mars One has a plan to form a human settlement on Mars with the first people landing on the planet in 2025. Over 200000 people applied for what is ultimately aimed to be 24 places and the first selection phase is now complete with 1058 candidates still under consideration. 297 are American, 75 Canadian and 62 Indians. Mars One intends that the project will be funded by investors and the rights from the documentary-cum-reality TV broadcasting of the tests, training and final selection.

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