the dream of many of us of traveling to Mars is becoming real. We can actually go there! But, please keep reading this article as the conditions in order to fly to Mars are… interesting.It all happened one rainy night, I was out with my good friend Papy at Eataly, trying really good organic food and probably the best chocolate I’ve ever had in my life (yes, I know, this is a huge statement).
At some point, having a tasteful beef and veggies:
Papy: “Hey! Did you hear that now we can go to Mars for real? I mean, regular people like us, we can go to Mars! No need to be an astronomer or working for NASA, we can apply to it and hopefully get the ticket to go. Isn’t that amazing?”
Me: “Wow, yes it is! Where do I sign? 😀 ”
Papy: “You have to apply to this Dutch company called Mars One. The only thing is that your return is not guaranteed…”
Me: “… huh?! Meaning?”
Papy: “Yeah, apparently you can go but there is not enough technology to return… So basically you just go, but can’t come back”
I couldn’t but start laughing 🙂 right after our dinner I had to dig into this brilliant idea.
The plan’s goal according to this Dutch company is to start a human settlement on Mars. Each trip mission will be streamed via internet. Anyone can apply and the application fee is only $6 billion.
This is the selection criteria for the volunteers:
– Age: between 18 and 40 years old;
– Physical condition: decent, good, strong enough to bear such trip (astronauts will serve as patron for comparison);
– Prior to the mission: a 7 months training is required and it has to take place 7 years before departure;
– Commitment: be willing to leave EVERTYTHING behind as there will be no return to Earth
– Nº of people: each flight will carry no more than 2 males and 2 females;
At arrival: passengers will find amenities such as living quarters with internet, food, and technology that will allow communication to Earth with a delay range of 6-20 minutes. There will be television as well.
It will all depend on the 2018 exploratory mission though, aimed to find enough resources for sustainable life. If that one is successful, then Mars One will be ready to start the human colonization of Mars.