Even with the complexities of sending a human to Mars, attention has centered on the one-way trip. Those selected won’t come back to Earth.
The proposed selection process sounds like the Hunger Games:
Bas Lansdorp, the 35-year-old founder of Mars One, told FoxNews.com his company is serious about a one-way mission. The company will hold a worldwide lottery next year to select 40 people for a training team. They will then set up a mock colony in the desert, possibly somewhere in the U.S., for three months. This initial team will be reduced to ten crew members. . . . To help fund the project, Lansdorp says there could be a reality show based on the selection process and test colony.