No Coming Back!

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Apparently the Mars One Project (, a one-way mission to Mars with no hope of return, has attracted a total 202,586 volunteers wanting to make the journey of a lifetime.

This number will be whittled down to a shortlist of just 40 from which the four lucky (?) candidates will be chosen to then undertake seven years of intensive training, ready for the first one-way mission scheduled for the year 2024.

The estimated cost of sending the first crew of four to the Red Planet is $6 billion. That’s currently about £3.51 billion, or £877,500,000 each.

Don’t they realise if they’d paid just 10p more, they could have had a return ticket?

Picture source:
Credit: Mars One / Bryan Versteeg.

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