flnca (1022891) writes "Gizmag recently reported about MarsOne, the first privately funded Mars settlement project: "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.""
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