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Old 08-30-2013, 01:29 PM
Location: Michigan
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A private Mars colonization effort has fallen far short of its expected number of astronaut applications but still aims to put boots on the Red Planet in 2023.

With just a few days left in the application process, the nonprofit Mars One Foundation has received about 165,000 submissions from prospective Mars colonists — a far cry from the 1 million that officials had originally targeted in April before opening the process.

Private Mars Colony Project Undaunted by Application Shortfall | Space.com
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:20 PM
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I still think anyone applying for this is crazy. Yes, it would be beyond awesome to be able to go to Mars, but not forever. I'd be filled with remorse before even leaving Earth's atmosphere.
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