Jersey Shore 34 – Life on Mars
Well not exactly but there is an actual plan to make a reality show based on winners chosen to spend some time on Mars.
The first people to colonize Mars might be reality TV show contestants. No, this is not a joke – it’s a tremendously ambitious, eyebrow-raising plan devised by Dutch company Mars One. Next year, the company aims to select several teams of four astronauts each, and the public will be the final judge as to which team will get the ticket for a (one-way!) seven-month trip to the Red Planet in 2023. -gizmag.com
That has got to be the strangest thing I heard so far today. It’s still early.
It sounds like a plot to a movie but the Dutch company Mars One is serious
“We discussed the cost figures of the components with our potential suppliers. We included margins, setbacks and failures in the financial plan to make it as realistic as possible,” says Lansdorp. “Our challenge is that the bills of our suppliers will come before we generate such large income. For now, we especially require the funds to have our suppliers perform conceptual design studies. After these studies, the technical feasibility will be even more clear than it is now.”
From their website:
Human settlement of Mars in 2023
Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. A habitable settlement will be waiting for the settlers when they land. The settlement will support them while they live and work on Mars the rest of their lives. Every two years after 2023 an additional crew will arrive, such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars. Mars One has created a technical plan for this mission that is as simple as possible. For every component of the mission we have identified at least one potential supplier. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!
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