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One-way ticket

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One-way ticket to Mars……Why one-way? Because during the journey, which will last from seven to eight months, astronauts will lose bone and muscle mass. After spending time on that planet, it would be almost impossible to readjust back to Earth’s much stronger gravity.

Future explorers must be resilient, adaptable, resourceful and must work well within a team. And, despite the danger, the organisation, Mars One, has already received thousands of applications.

This Dutch research institute will fund the project through a reality TV show, which will select the first 24 candidates and follow their training.Viewers from all over the world would then vote for who they think should be on the first team of four to leave Earth in 10 years time. By 2033, the colony would have 20 settlers.

Once in Mars, the settlers would find a barren landscape full of craters, an unbreathable atmosphere made up of 95 per cent carbon dioxide , and temperatures  from 35C to minus 135C.

A new space oddity.

  • Would you like to be an astronaut?
  • In your opinion, what do astronauts worry about?
  • Would you like to take part in this expedition?
  • What would you take with you?
  • Do you think a reality show is a good way to fund this type of projects?
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One comment on “One-way ticket

  1. santiprofemates
    22/04/2013

    “Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do” I’ve always loved this deep sentence, hahaha… GREAT SONG!

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This entry was posted on 19/04/2013 by in Listening, Science, Travel.
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