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Previous training in space travel is not required, nor is a science degree of any sort, but applicants do need to be at least 18 years of age and willing to leave Earth forever.
You have the opportunity to be the first woman or man to live on Mars for ever.
Mars One will begin accepting applications for Mars trip in July
You could be on a reality TV show on Mars. No jokes. Mars One, the Netherlands-based non-profit organization, that aims to send the first human colonists to Mars by 2023, will start taking applications in July of this year.
Further details about the application process will be unveiled Monday at a news conference in New York, where Mars One will officially launch its astronaut application program. Early reports suggest applicants will be asked to send in a one-minute video about why they should be selected to go to Mars.
Mars One is a private spaceflight project led by Dutch entrepreneur, Bas Lansdorp. The plan is to send a communication satellite and path finder lander to the planet by 2016 and, after several stages, land four humans on Mars for permanent settlement in 2023. A new set of four astronauts would then arrive every two years.
A global reality-TV media event is intended to provide most of the funds to finance the expedition. It should begin with the astronaut selection process (with some public participation) and continue on through the first years of living on Mars.
The project is endorsed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gerard 't Hooft.
Voice of Russia, Los Angeles Times
The Mars One privately-run non-profit organization has begun to accept applications from people willing to become the first settlers on Mars. Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch entrepreneur who initiated the project, says the first four colonists will land on the Red Planet on April 24th 2023.
For them, it will be a one-way ticket because there will be no spacecraft to take them back to Earth. This makes the project far cheaper than could be expected. The Voice of Russia’s Boris Pavlishchev reports.
Each candidate is required to provide a one-minute video address in which he will explain why he or she is suitable for a one-way mission to Mars. Video messages will be accepted for two years. To keep the fun seekers away, the organizers will charge a fee - $25.
At least one million hopefuls are expected to apply. After the selection process, candidates will be divided into groups of four to undergo training. They will then be taught to cope with stress and will be locked inside an imaginary Martian base totally cut off from the Earth, like in the Mars 500 experiment.
Delivered by Dragon spaceships, essential supplies, living modules, life-support systems and cross-country vehicles will all be ready by 2022 and will be waiting for the first settlers from the Earth.
Mars One is a more risky project compared to a Mars fly-by mission, due to start in 2018. Yuri Bubeyev of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, comments.
"Those who say they are ready to leave and never return to Earth may change their minds but it’ll be too late. They might choose to back off in the first few months, so we on the Earth might hear a lot of desperate cries for help."
Yuri Bubeyev recalls previous experiments in which subjects in isolation experiments were asked to make a menu of their favorite dishes for two years. Hardly a month had passed before it became clear that favorite dishes were no longer favorite. When in isolation, people tend to switch to different tastes, re-evaluate their decisions and undergo profound transformation as personalities.
"The mere understanding that you have a one-way ticket changes you beyond recognition. In case the developments follow a negative scenario, no one will be able to control the situation from the Earth, so the assignments of the flight mission will be ignored or lose their relevance."
Far from all candidates are sane, Vladimir Malygin of the Moscow Medical and Dental University says adding that many of those who have applied for a one-way trip to Mars are guided by motives that have nothing to do with reason.
"Many of those hopefuls are depressed and are seeking to break free from depression. Even though such a state is not defined as an illness, it’s abnormal and akin to mental disorder."
Disturbed individuals are definitely far too many. Mars One has received 10,000 emails from applicants in 100 countries. Nothing will stop them, unless the company fails to raise the required $6 billion and the project is cancelled. Most of the funds needed are expected to come from TV reality shows which are expected to continue live from Mars.
This adventure remember us the first colonists of unexplored lands on Earth. It is full of mysteries&dangers.
You might write the new history of Mars.
The Mars One project has kicked off in Holland. The organizers of this scientific experiment are looking for four volunteers who are ready to fly to Mars in 2023, to establish a human colony on the red planet and to never return to Earth.
Mars One, a not-profit organization based in the Netherlands, is inviting people no younger than 18 to file applications online on its website. Applicants are required to pay a $25 fee to prove that their intention is serious. The selection of 4 candidates will be held in several stages. The final stage is to be held in 2015.
According to the statement on the Mars One website, the organization “intends to fund this decade-long endeavor by involving the whole world as the audience of an interactive, televised broadcast of every aspect of this mission, from the astronaut selections and their preparations to the arrival on Mars and their lives on the Red Planet”.
Now I’m joined on the phone by Bas Lansdorp, Mars One co-founder.
- I have a few questions for you and the first one that we have is this: why are you only looking for 4 volunteers?
- Actually we are looking for a lot of volunteers to apply and we will be looking for groups of 4 and one of those groups will be going to Mars in 2022, lending in 2023 but we will be hiring about 6 groups of 4 in 2015 because we need multiple groups in case one of the groups drops out during the training program which will take 7 years. So, in case someone gets ill or decides that he doesn’t want to Mars anymore, then for this case we need multiple groups always in training for the mission.
- So, in total you are looking for about 24 different people for 6 groups of four.
- Exactly, 6 groups of four in 2015 and every year after that there will be an additional selection in which we will probably select about 3 groups plus the number of groups that dropped out during the year.
- Ok. Are you looking for an equal number of men and women or what is the split here? How many men, how many women are you looking for?
- That is very correct. We are looking for 2 men and 2 women in each group and also in each group we want to have people from 4 different continents to really display that this is an international mission to Mars.
- Four different continents, yes?
- Yes, that is right, because there is no more people in the group but of course in the total training program we want to have people from every continent.
- And if you have people from every continent what language will people be speaking there?
- The official language on Mars will be English because it is for most people the easiest language to learn and during the training program for an each step of the training program people that are still in the race will need to learn additional English skills and they will need to demonstrate them before they can pass to the next round.
- Let’s talk about that for a moment. What other criteria for this selection will be needed? What do you need to have in order to be chosen?
- The most important character trait as amazing as it might seem is actually your ability to work in a group because we are sending groups to Mars, not individuals, the group will consist of 4 individuals but the group is the most important thing and these groups need to cooperate under any conditions, even when things get tough, they need to remain a group because they will need to survive together, there is no help from the ground. From the people that have these traits we will select the best ones and then we will train them, and all the engineering skills and medical skills and the botanic skills to grow their own food on Mars and there will be training full time for 7 years for this mission. So, the people that we will select will become full-time employees of Mars One training for this mission and in the 7 years we can train them, these engineering skills and the botanic skills and the medical skills that they will need to survive. But the most important this is people that apply need to be good at working in groups.
- Working in groups is the key.
- That is right.
- If you will be training everybody, then people don’t necessarily need to come from a specific skill setter, specific background. They can really be an empty canvas and you will train them in a right direction that they should go.
- Absolutely, in principal 7 years is long enough to get a medical degree and engineering degree, so there is plenty of time to learn, to teach people all that they need to know and you need only very specific skills. So, even for instance a mechanical engineer like myself, he doesn’t need all the broad knowledge of mechanical engineering because the only thing he needs to be able to do is fix anything that breaks on Mars and take every component apart and put it back together again. So, you don’t need any analytical skills, the most important thing is you need to be as I said good in working in groups but being good with working with your hands might be a second important feature.
- And how did you settle upon the number of 4? Why 4? Why 2 and 2 – 2 men and 2 women? Why not 6, why not 8?
- Well, 6 or 8 would be extremely good to have but 4 is the highest number that we can fit in the current technology that we can send to Mars, so it is just not possible to send more and 3 is not enough, you need 4 people because we will train 2 people in one certain skill set, and the other 2 people in the other certain skill set, so if one person gets ill, then the other person still has those skills to use.
- Ok, let’s talk about that for a moment. Are you really 100% confident that it is possible to create living conditions on Mars?
- Yes, I think there are 2 answers to the question. So, the first answer is yes, we have the ability to create living conditions in space in the Mir station in the international Space Station, it has been done for very prolong periods of time. We know even more extreme environment that Mars because space is more extreme environment, we can create living conditions. But the second part of the question is can we do this in 2023 and I am sure we will succeed. And there of course I will be much more careful – it is extremely large and complex project and there are so many things that can go wrong, we know that we have a good engineering plan, we know that we have a good financial plan, we know that we can create a good training program for the astronauts but there are so many things that can go wrong that there might be delays, there might be cost overruns and we can have mission failures, there of course are still uncertainty in our ability to achieve what we want to achieve.
- Ok, and I have one last question for you. Would you like to be among the 4 chosen candidates?
- I started working on Mars One really because I wanted to go to Mars, with always an idea in mind of a one-way mission because that is the only technology that exists. But I have a really nice girlfriend and she does not want to come with me. So, that is one reason for me not to go but the other one is, I think, more serious – we really want to select the 4 people of this world that have been elected by the world to be the end voice of mankind to the next planet. This is our philosophy to plant one of the seeds, so this is, I think, the most important reason why I will stay right here on Earth.
WASHINGTON, MAY 6 (By Karin Zeitvogel for RIA Novosti) – NASA is on target to put astronauts on Mars by 2030, but needs a little help from its friends with experience in space, including Russia, to successfully pull off the first manned flight to the red planet, Charles Bolden, the head of the US space agency, said Monday.
“I can tell you that the plan that we have in place, the Mars strategy as supported by the president… will have humans in the Martian environment by the year 2030,” Bolden said in a speech to open the three-day Humans to Mars conference in Washington.
US President Barack Obama said in a speech three years ago at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida that the United States would land on and redirect an asteroid by 2025 and then venture on to Mars, where it would send a manned mission by 2030.
“Capturing” an asteroid requires NASA to develop a launch system powerful enough to carry humans out of low-earth orbit, which is essential technology for a mission to Mars.
To push the captured asteroid out of its orbit, NASA is developing a solar electric propulsion system, which would also likely end up on a manned mission to Mars, along with massive solar arrays that a NASA official at the conference said “would fold up like origami into the rocket for the launch, and then be unfolded on Mars” to provide energy for the habitat that would be built there.
The rocket that will carry humans to and from Mars has to be faster than anything that has been developed before in order to limit astronaut time in space and prevent too much exposure to radiation during the journey.
And before humans head to the red planet, scientists are studying the effects to the human body of long-term stays in space on the International Space Station (ISS).
Bolden called developing the tools to capture asteroids and to go to Mars an “unprecedented technological challenge” that is boosting competition among international companies and space agencies.
“Interest in sending humans to Mars has never been higher both from our international counterparts and from American companies,” he said.
“We talk a lot with our international partners, including the Russians, about how to execute this exploration strategy,” Bolden told RIA Novosti.
“The Russians are involved with the European Space Agency (ESA) on ExoMars – they’re providing the launch vehicles for that – so we’re partnering with them on the European ExoMars missions,” which are due to launch in 2016 and 2018 to look for signs of life on Mars.
A Russian descent module, including a surface platform equipped with scientific instruments, will deliver the ESA rover that will be carried to Mars in 2018.
A retired middle school teacher at the conference, who now works in NASA’s education program, urged NASA to work closely with the Russians, noting that “they landed on Venus several times” during the Soviet era.
“The Russians have a lot of valuable experience to share with us and everyone else,” she said, asking not to be named.
But the NASA administrator was taken to task by long-time space experts for saying, “The United States is still the only nation to have successfully landed missions on the Martian surface.”
“He’s wrong. The Russians landed there with Mars 3 and they did it first,” said Robert Farquhar, executive for space exploration for private space company KinetX Aerospace, and a former flight director for deep-space projects for NASA.
The Soviet space program’s Mars 3 mission made a soft landing on the Red Planet on December 2, 1971 and sent data back to earth for 14.5 seconds before the transmissions stopped abruptly.
Russia said last month that it will develop new technology including huge new rockets for manned flights to the moon and Mars, by the same year that the Americans are aiming for Mars – 2030.
Dartagnan: We just want to draw people's attention to the fact that the outer space life exists. We are not alone in the universe. We should not think that we are alone in the universe. The Universe is lied with diversity. It is its strength. So let's not restrict our vision of the Universe.
Even if we haven't met Aliens ourselves that doesn't mean that they don't exist in the Universe because our knowlege is limited.
It caused a great media sensation. Mass UFO sightings. People wanted to know what was happening but no one could penetrate the mystery. Now after 50 years of silence, insider witnesses have decided to speak. A UFO contact case that has been kept secret for decades is now revealed. Humans working together with extraterrestrials in secret. Hundreds of people were involved. Countless pieces of evidence remain. Only now can the truth be known. This is the unbelievable true story about The Friendship Case.
A bizarre 12-centimetre-long skeleton found in a pouch in a ghost town in the Atacama Desert of Chile ten years ago has confused scientists and UFO enthusiasts.
The diminutive skeleton, named Ata, is shown in a new documentary on UFOs titled ' Sirius'.
The skeleton ended up in a private collection in Barcelona; and producers of the documentary latched onto the bizarre mummy as evidence of alien life.
Among the apparent abnormalities, that the skeleton sports are 10 ribs instead of the usual 12 and a severely misshapen skull.
To study the specimen, immunologist Garry Nolan, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Proteomics Centre for Systems Immunology at Stanford in California, sought clues in it's genome.
He initially presumed that the specimen was tens or hundreds of thousands of years old, so he consulted experts who had extracted DNA from bones of the Denisovans, an Asian relative of European Stone Age Neandertals but it turned out that the DNA was modern, abundant, and high quality, indicating that the specimen is probably a few decades old.
To much chagrin of UFO hunters, Ata is decidedly of this world, after mapping more than 500 million reads to a reference human genome, equating to 17.7-fold coverage of the genome, Nolan concluded that the specimen's B2 haplotype-a category of mitochondrial DNA - reveals that its mother was from west coast of South America, Chile that is, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
After examining X-rays, paediatric radiologist Ralph Lachman, co-director of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, concluded that the skeletal development, based on the density of the epiphyseal plates of the knees (growth plates at the end of long bones found only in children), surprisingly seemed to be equivalent to that of a six- to eight-year-old kid.
If that holds up, there are two possibilities, Nolan said, one, a long shot, is that Ata had a severe form of dwarfism, and was actually born as a tiny human, and lived until that calendar age.
The second possibility is that Ata, the size of a 22-week-old foetus, was suffering from a severe form of a rare rapid ageing disease, progeria, and died in the womb or after premature birth.
Another possibility is a teratogen, which is a birth defect-inducing toxicant along the lines of thalidomide.
Nolan is planning to analyse tissue using mass spectrometry to look for toxicants or metabolites. But reports of a handful of other similar-sized skeletons from Russia and elsewhere has him leaning toward a genetic explanation.
William Jungers, a palaeoanthropologist and anatomist at Stony Brook University Medical Centre in New York, said that this looks to him like a badly desiccated and mummified human foetus or premature stillbirth. He noted that "barely ossified and immature elements" of the hands and feet, and the wide open metopic suture, where the two frontal bones of the skull come together down the middle of the forehead.
Nolan said that the number of ribs and epiphyseal plate densities remain a riddle; while he is open to the foetus hypothesis, he thinks that the jury is still out.
The study has been published in ScienceNOW, the online daily news service of the journal Science.
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