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Over one thousand people shortlisted for life on Mars

 Reuters 13 January 2019

A mission to put humans on Mars received more than 200,000 applicants. Mars One was set up by two Dutchmen with the goal of establishing permanent life on the planet by 2025. Of the 200,000 who applied, just over 1000 have been picked for the shortlist which will be whittled down to just 24 via a series of rigorous mental and physical tests. The final two dozen will establish a colony on Mars and take part in a documentary/reality TV programme to finance the mission. The 24 people who are chosen to go into space will never come back to Earth. (177 Words) - By Sara Webb

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5. Jacqueline Storey, a press officer at the National Maritime Museum, poses for a photograph in front of images of Mars generated by NASA's Curiosity Rover at their new Visions of the Universe exhibition, in Greenwich, London June 5, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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