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Mars One Way

Patrick McDonnell

There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The idea is to go in crews of four starting in 2024. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there. "Mars One Way" documents the thoughts and theories of Five hopeful Mars One astronauts as they contemplate the reality of leaving planet Earth forever, for a new home on Mars.

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  • Darrel Raynor

    Not much different than military low-chance of survival mission. i would do it if no family for sure.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Incredible how everyone being interviewed sees this as an opportunity to find a purpose, yet once they're there, they won't come back. All these people are fascinating. I see a lot of sadness-- a lot of people not being able to associate with people on Earth in a meaningful way. I almost want to grab these people and get them on GOOD so they can find other purposes. But- I get it- space is awesome. We should travel there. We should open up possibilities for others.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Ya, I noticed the sadness too. Since the trip is 10 years away, I would live it up and work towards Mars as a big goal like becoming a doctor or getting a PhD. There's so much that can be done before going to Mars that can help humanity now. When Kennedy announced that we were going to the moon in 1961 that set the stage for massive innovation and collaboration that led to the Apollo 11 mission getting there in 1969. I think that same innovation is possible now and why space travel is so important. In general, Mars is a good analogy for reaching for big goals, which is also super important to recognize. What's your Mars?