There have been 78,000 applications from people from every walk of life applying to live on Mars. Digital Spy reports on Thursday, May 9 that applications have come in from over 120 different countries so far for the unique opportunity.
Applications from the 78,000 that want to live on Mars started flooding in after the announcement for applications was made during a new reality TV series from Dutch non-profit organization Mars One.
The show plans to document the new decade-long project to begin a new settlement on the planet Mars.The application stipulations state that there is a two-year selection process.
If selected the applicants will then be expected to train for seven years before beginning the Mars relocation project.
Mars One’s official website states that there have been 17,324 applicants from America, 10,241 from China and 3,581 from the United Kingdom.
Bas Lansdorp, the Mars One co-founder stated, “With 78,000 applications in two weeks, this is turning out to be the most desired job in history.
“These numbers put us right on track for our goal of half a million applicants.”
He added: “Mars One is a mission representing all humanity, and its true spirit will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented.”
Mars One estimates that landing four settlers on Mars in 2023 will cost about $6 billion.
The Netherlands-based organization plans to pay most of the bills by staging a global reality-TV event, with cameras documenting all phases of the mission from astronaut selection to the colonists’ first years on the Red Planet.
If you are interested in being one of the elite selected to live on Mars, the deadline for the applications is August 31, and the rules are as follows;
The application process extends until Aug. 31. Anyone at least 18 years of age can apply by submitting to the Mars One website a 1-minute video explaining his or her motivation to become a Red Planet settler. (You can also watch other applicants’ videos at the site.)
Mars One charges an application fee, which ranges from $5 to $75 depending on the wealth of the applicant’s home country. United States citizens pay $38, Lansdorp said.
When the application process closes, reviewers will pick 50 to 100 candidates from each of the 300 regions around the world that Mars One has identified. By 2015, this pool will be whittled down to a total of 28 to 40 candidates, officials said.
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