Mars One mission: 200,000 volunteers apply for one-way trip!

Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 00:39

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: If you were not around when the man first set his foot on the Moon, you are certainly here to witness mankind’s next big leap – travel to Mars.

And, this time it is not just about witnessing a history making event but there’s also a chance for you to be on the plane that will head out on a one-way mission to the red planet.

Despite the fact that the men and women chosen for the mission will never return back to earth, Mars One has received more than 200,000 applications from 140 countries for a one-way ticket to the Red Planet.

Twenty-four percent of the applications the organisation received were from the United States, followed by India with ten percent.

Mars One, a non-profit organisation, claims confidence in making the dream come true as the organisation aspires to settle a permanent colony on Mars by 2023.

Countries with no applicants include North Korea, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Greenland.

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First Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:16

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