"Train on Earth for 10 years until they are ready to be shot into space strapped to a rocket, never to return."

Just how Mars One plans on sending people to another planet

#Space

Thu, Nov 13th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Matter looks at Dutch non-profit Mars One (video), on how it actually is planning on sending some of its 200,000 volunteers on a one-way trip to the red planet.

The mission is open to anyone in the world who wants to volunteer. These people don’t have to have any special qualifications whatsoever; they need only be in robust physical and mental health and willing to undertake the mission at their own risk. As the proposed program progresses, they will have to prove themselves adept and nimble learners, able to amass an enormous amount of new practical knowledge, not only in the high-pressure intricacies of spaceflight, but in learning how to perform rudimentary surgery and dentistry, how to recycle resources, how to take commands, and maintain a harmonious team dynamic for the rest of their natural lives.

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