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Wanna Get Away?
by DubiousForever
 Dubious
Jan 11, 2013 | 1833 views | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
To boldly go...
To boldly go...
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New neighbors.
New neighbors.
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No round trip tickets.
No round trip tickets.
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Stop daydreaming...lol.
Stop daydreaming...lol.
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From TG Daily -

The private space company Mars One has issued the requirements for its astronaut  selection program, a mission that seeks to establish the first human population on Mars in 2023.

In a statement issued from their headquarters, based in Amersfoort in the  Netherlands, the company states that military experience, flying qualifications  or even a science degree are not necessary requirements. Instead successful  applicants need to be intelligent, in good mental and physical health and  willing to dedicate eight years in training before they make their way to their  new home on Mars.
 
The company has already received over 1000 applications for its space  program which is hoping establish its first four astronauts on the red planet in  2023.
 
"Well before the official Astronaut Selection Program, we received more  than one thousand emails from individuals who desire to go to Mars," says  Suzanne Flinkenflögel, Director of Communications at Mars One
 
"While they may not yet realize the incredible challenges that lay ahead,  this show of support for a global selection campaign is so important to us. We  are working hard to launch our selection campaign as soon as possible, to open  the doors to everyone who aspires to do something tremendous in their  lifetime."
 
Other qualities they are looking for include: a willingness to build and  maintain healthy relationships, a deep sense of purpose, the  capacity for self-reflection and ability to trust.
 
No specific skill-sets are required either. Instead Mars One  states:
 
"While any formal education or real-world experience can be an asset, all skills required on Mars will be  learned while in training."
 
However, any wannabe-astronauts should take care to read the small-print.  Anyone enrolled on the program is expected to spend the rest of their lives on Mars.
 
If you’re still interested you can find out more about the selection  criteria here.
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DifferentView2
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January 11, 2013
Very interesting. They should break out the catnip and listen to some cosmic sounds on the ride!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro5mjcskst4

My favorite is track #11 at the 31:20 mark.

DubiousForever
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January 11, 2013
More cheezburgers for me!...lol.