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Bellevue man among 100 finalists to train — and possibly die — for Mars One mission

Excellent news! You made it to the finals of an extremely elite crowd and are on the high of your sport, mentally and bodily! You should have the unbelievable honor of being one of many first people to colonize Mars!

Unhealthy information…effectively, you’re gonna die there, you understand.

The 202,586 candidates for the Mars One mission have been weeded down to a mere 100 semi-finalists — the Mars 100 — in accordance to this statement. These 100, together with 28-year-old Carl Edward LeCompte of Bellevue, will face off to develop into one within the remaining six teams heading to train for their one-way ticket to Mars, the place they are going to construct a human colony — and die.

Speak about a dedication.

To get down to the Mars 100, candidates had been chosen after “private on-line interviews” (I don’t assume I’d need somebody deciding my destiny based mostly on a Skype-like name.) with chief medical officer Dr. Norbert Kraft. The candidates had to present staff spirit, understanding of the dangers and motivation to be part of historical past. “We had been impressed with what number of robust candidates participated within the interview spherical, which made it a really troublesome choice” stated Kraft within the assertion.

They rounded it down to 50 males and 50 girls, 39 from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, seven from Africa and seven from Oceania. The list is remarkably varied, with ages starting from early 20s to 50s.

What’s subsequent in in all probability the last word take a look at that ever existed? Finalists will go into groups the place their endurance expertise might be put to the Mars-like limits. The Mars 100 will finally be narrowed down to 24, with this primary group of people scheduled to attain Mars in 2025.

And whereas someone has to do it, and we applaud you, you higher be rattling certain you need to go. As a result of, just like the Purple and Blue drugs, there isn’t any coming again.

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