February 18 was announced the list of the 202 586 people who applied for a flight to Mars, was reduced to hundreds of lucky winners. Mars One – a special project under the leadership of Bass Lansdorpa assuming in 2025 flight to the Red Planet, followed by a base on the surface of the colony, and broadcasting on television. In the semi-final list of candidates includes the names of 50 women and 50 men.
It is assumed that the people who will fly to Mars found a colony on Earth will not return. That is for ten years Mars One will build the spacecraft, which will take not just “settlers” to the Red Planet, but also take all the necessary foundation for the colony. Not all scientists believe in the success of this ambitious (and fantastic!) Company – doubt the success of the construction of the ship, fear of radiation and so on, but the project is supported by the Nobel Prize in Physics Gerard Hooft.
Canadian artist and conceptual designer Brian Verstig doing illustrations for the project Mars One. Photo Vide offers a look that he had painted.