The PJ Tatler

Dutch Plan Suicide Mission to Mars

Leave it to the Dutch to plan a suicide mission to Mars:

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.