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Mars One Narrows List Of Wannabe Martians For 2025 Colony

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Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:05 AM by AlexMuller

The number of Earthlings looking at a potential one-way ticket to Mars has just shrunk by 99.5 percent.

 
People started applying for a voyage to the red planet in April 2013 through Mars One, a Netherlands-based private venture that wants to land humans there by 2025. By the time the company stopped taking applications, more than 200,000 people had submitted one. Today, Mars One announced that it's made a short(er) list of 1,058 applicants. 
 
 Here's what the numbers tell us about Mars' potential future inhabitants::
 
55 percent of the new applicant pool is male and 45 percent is female. That's more masculine than the general population, but still substantially more gender balanced than U.S. Congress.
 
63 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, while 3 percent of the total hold medical degrees (who wouldn't want a doctor on Mars?). Less than 7 percent of people on Earth in 2010 had college degrees, which means Mars may soon be the most educated planet in the solar system.
 
76 percent of applicants are employed, 15 percent are still in school, and 8 percent are unemployed. If surviving as a colonist on another planet counts as a job, expect Mars to have an employment rate of 100 percent.
 
43 percent of applicants come from the Americas, 27 percent from Europe, 21 percent from Asia, 5 percent from Africa, and 4 percent from Oceania. That hardly jibes with the distribution of the world population; if it did, 60 percent of Martians would be Asian and 14 percent would hail from the Americas. A closer match is the distribution of global wealth by nation, of which the Americas claim 35 percent.
 
107 countries are represented in the applicants and, at 28 percent of all those accepted into Mars One's second round, the United States has the largest pool of candidates.
 
34 percent of potential Martians are younger than 25, about 65 percent are between the ages of 26 and 55, and 2 percent are older than 56. In contrast, 40 percent of Earthlings are less than 25 years old and 17 percent older than 56.
 
The defining moment for Mars One will be selecting its crew (or crews) for a 2025 voyage, but the news does bring a private mission to the red planet one step closer to reality. A bigger step occurred earlier this month, when Mars One announced a contract with Lockheed Martin to craft a design concept for a robotic lander. Its goal: to find and prepare a landing site for the first human visitors to Mars.

Tags: MarsspaceMars OneMars colonyspace explorationLockheed MartinNASA

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Great that people are interested in this exploration of Mars or rather this adventure. That is the spirit and one hopes that they will get well trained and prepared for the reality of this mission
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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I like Mars One. I think it would be great to see this space exploration program, that will send humans on a one-way trip to Mars, go ahead Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Mars One in the news again. Recently Mars One has secured lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars. The mission will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite. Lockheed Martin will develop mission concept studies.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Very exciting. Plans how to lend on Mars should be made in great detail and by the best experts - this first step is critical Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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They are first planing a mission in 2018 as a demonstration that will provide proof of concept for some of the technologies that are important for a permanent human settlement on Mars- the settlements are of course the ultimate goal of the Mars One foundation.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Mars One’s lander will be able to scoop soil and also perform a water experiment that will extract water from the Martian soil. This is important as water can be used to make fuel Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Mars was so far explored just enough to be very intriguing. Many speculation about life forms and water have been debated- it is time to find out more and for people to go
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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It is important to understand Mars better before we go. We should find out what the history of the atmosphere has been, how the climate has changed through time and how that has influenced the evolution of the surface and the potential habitability Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Finding evidence that there is water on Mars would be an enormous boost for exploration and colonisation. Everyone believes that water was there once upon a time but finding it now would be a great resource - we have to wait and see Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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Water is of great importance as a possible source of fuel. If we can make fuel in space that would mean a leap forward for all further explorations Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-01-03
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For many finding water also supports the possibility that life existed on Mars or if they find some now- that it actually supports it now Reply
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