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Thousands sign up for a one way suicide mission to Mars

Mars One is planning a one-way trip to Mars in 2023 and there are tons of people lining up to go. There’s no way back, so it means you’d die on Mars, but would you go?

The organisation said that it had had more than 1,000 volunteers for the mission, who emailed in via the foundation’s website.

Selection of the astronauts will begin next year, the Dutch organisation says. The trip to the planned ‘colony’ would be one-way - and the astronaut volunteers will live and die on Mars.

Mars One aims to finance a mission to Mars via donations from corporations, people - and by creating a reality show-style ‘media event’ around the training and selection of its astronauts.

The Dutch company is backed by Nobel prize winning physicist, Gerard ‘t Hooft - and by Paul Romer, co-creator of Big Brother.

Mars One also announced that it had become a not-for-profit foundation.

“With more than 850,000 unique visitors to the website, Mars One has received thousands of emails,” the Dutch company said in an email today.

“Among those emails were more than one thousand requests from individuals who desire to go to Mars—well before the launch of the Astronaut Selection Program. Furthermore, Mars One is supported by a large groups of advisers and ambassadors, among them an astronaut, a Nobel prize winning physicist and several NASA scientists.”

Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and President of Mars-One offers, “A foundation more accurately represents how the Mars One team feels about this mission, and how the world has embraced our plan, even in this early stage.

“We receive so many kind and supportive emails, people offer donations or offer to helpin whatever way they can. The conversion to a foundation represents that going to Mars is something we do as a united world.”

In the first half of 2013 Mars One will launch the Astronaut Selection Program, a search to find the best candidates for the ‘next giant leap of mankind’. The search will be global, open to every person from every nation. As a Foundation, Mars One will be the owner of the human outpost on Mars, the simulation bases on Earth, and the employer of the astronauts, both in training here on Earth, and those on Mars.

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    Pssh, tell me a better way to die.
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    I HAVE BEEN SAYING WE SHOULD DO THIS FOR YEARSSSS
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    Shit. I bet the scientifically minded people will be on this suicide mission, and the rest of us will be stuck here with...
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    Get the fuck out of here, is this real? A mission to Mars reality show?
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