August 24, 2017

Mars One Finalists Announced

Mars One

The planners behind the Mars One mission have chosen the final 100 candidates to become the first people to colonize the Red Planet. From a starter pool of more than 200,000 applicants, the field has been narrowed to 50 men and 50 women, including 33 Americans. According to Mars One, this first set of astronauts will establish a permanent colony in 2025. From the top 100 finalists, a selection committee will determine who will move on to the next round, which will result in several groups of four astronauts chosen sometime in 2015. It is expected that the selection and…