Thursday, April 18, 2013

Weird's Deal of the Week: Applicants sought for one-way trip to Martian Big Brother house

Must be willing to die off-planet and on-air

According to TheRegister (UK): A Netherlands-based non-profit group called Mars One is seeking video applications from pioneers willing to take a one-way trip to Mars and become stars in a new interplanetary reality show.

"This will be the biggest thing that humanity has ever done. In 15 years people will still be watching," Mars One's co-founder Bas Lansdorp told the BBC. "Exploring our world, and now beyond is what humans do, it's in our genome. The settlers' dream of going to Mars will come true."

Mars One wants to send four hardy souls to the Red Planet in 2023 using hardware from Elon Musk's SpaceX company. It plans to land a Curiosity-style rover by 2018 to scout out locations for the settlement and then fire out food, equipment, power generation and life-support systems using SpaceX's Falcon Heavy lifter and Dragon capsule….

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