People Want To Go To Mars - and Stay

Meet the thousands of people ready to die on Mars, Ars Technica

"By now, Mars One has proven that there are sufficient number of people who don't need to know any technical details for about the potential chance to live on Mars. Tens of thousands have plunked down cash to throw their would-be astronaut helmets into the ring without needing virtually any concrete information. But should space travel push come to reality entertainment shove, aren't applicants at least a little afraid of--how to put this delicately--either a fiery space death or a frigid Martian death?"

78,000 sign up for one-way mission to Mars

"Just two weeks into the nineteen week application period, more than seventy-eight thousand people have applied to the Mars One astronaut selection program in the hope of becoming a Mars settler in 2023. Mars One has received applications from over 120 countries. Most applications come from USA (17324), followed by China (10241), United Kingdom (3581), Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and India."

Keith's note: Looks like Mars One has eclipsed both Golden Spike and Inspiration Mars in terms of fundraising: 78,000 applications - ~$2 million in application fees.

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