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One-way mission to Mars narrows to 100 applicants

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The mission to colonize Mars has been narrowed down to 100 applicants. The mission to colonize Mars has been narrowed down to 100 applicants.
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It was announced today that the Mars One mission has narrowed its list of applicants to 100. The goal of the Mars One mission is to establish a human colony on the Red Planet. Which means whoever actually gets picked to head to Mars will not return to Earth again.

When applications were first accepted, more than 200,000 people from around the world applied and now that huge number has been whittled down through a series of tests and interviews.

50 men and 50 woman were chosen from around the world. Next up, the 100 face further selection rounds. 

"The following selection rounds will focus on composing teams that can endure all the hardships of a permanent settlement on Mars. The candidates will receive their first shot at training in the copy of the Mars Outpost on Earth and will demonstrate their suitability to perform well in a team," Mars One wrote in a release. They also released a trailer for what may be a reality TV show about the 100's training process. However that show is not yet in production.

The nonprofit organization says it's not too late to apply for the mission. A new application process will open later this year. Will you be applying?

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