Dozens of people have a plan that is simply out of this world.
Yari and R. Daniel Golden Castano are a couple living in Boston. They are among several people who have signed up to move to Mars. “It’s just part of [my] childhood dreams,” said R. Daniel.
The couple is one out of 100 semi-finalists picked for the Mars One project. By 2032, the Dutch program aims to establish a permanent livable settlement on the red planet, according to the New York Post.
When it’s time to launch, only 24 people will be selected to go — but not without working for it.
They will have to undergo intense training that lasts a decade. They will have to move to a secluded area, learn how to grow their own food and repair technology.
Before anyone starts living on Mars, the planet has to be “prepped.” Food and supplies must be sent ahead of time. In 2031, four people will go there and live in small pods.
However, experts are skeptical. In a recent interview, Bill Nye the Science Guy, as he is known, said, “It’s not reasonable because it’s so cold. And there is hardly any water. There’s absolutely no food, and the big thing, I just remind these guys, there’s nothing to breathe.”
Those participating will only be given a one-way ticket.