One-way ticket and a one shot living on the planet Mars provided by the Mars One project narrows down hopefuls from the initial 200,000 to a handful of 1,058.

Procedures have been amended and by the end of the selection, 40 will have the slots for the mission to the Red Planet.

These people, as the Mars One projects slates to realization, will be transported for an estimation of 200 days travel time. Also, they will have no way back should they change their decision once the mission starts to commence. As the Mars One aims, they’re going to live in Mars to write history’s first human colony in the Red Planet.

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Mars One 2025 Settlement concept art. Photo Credit from The Mars One

Their expedition will be televised in the Earth, as per their approval that the colony’s activities will be filmed for the people of Earth to watch.

Mars One project’s co-founder Bas Landorp trusts that the aspirants carry a foretaste as to anything the new civilization in Mars might guise.

On the application, which was before predicted to be non-committing, was turned down by a mass of applicants all over the world. Landorp said that some were dead serious for the project and in contrary some were just playing the odds. Fairly, they were all screened to ensure they are physically and mentally able to participate in the great task.

As per who made it to the 1,058, there are 75 Candians and 297 Americans. The project was also opened to applicants in 107 countries, the shortlist included 52 aspirant in Russia and 61 in India.

At most, participants ranged from over 18 years old but no age limit. It was recently known that the oldest one who made it in the shortlist was 81 years old.

The Mars One project aims to start a supply mission in October 2016 to settle preparations ahead for the colony land in 2018, while training starts along with it. Eight tests of landing systems will be commenced to make sure that the trip will be as safe as possible.

Communication satellites provided by the Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) will provide live stream images that are to be sent to Earth and are to be installed within a span of 5 years in the Red Planet.

Source: Mars One