Explorers Wanted for Trip to Mars
by Steph Spencer | March, 2013
It’s all very reminiscent of the advertisement placed by Ernest Shackleton when recruiting the crew for his polar expedition, “Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success.”
The private Mars One project has started looking for people to send on an expedition to Mars in 2022. It would be the journey of a lifetime. There’s only one catch — it’s a one-way trip. The successful candidates will undergo years of training for a mission to Mars, and once they reach the red planet they will reside there for the rest of their lives.
Applicants must be dependable, team players, and perform well in a crisis.
Check out more about this from the CBC
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.