Mars-Settlers wanted!

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Vor ein paar Monaten bloggte ich über Mars One, die innerhalb von zehn Jahren eine Siedlung auf dem Mars – mit Astronauten ohne Rückflugticket! – errichten und das alles über eine RealityTV-Show vermarkten wollen. Ich halte sehr viel davon für (unterhaltsamen) Bullshit (angefangen bei dem „Mars One is a not-for-profit organisation“), aber nur für den Fall, dass ich mich irre: Jetzt kann man sich für den Job als erster Mars-Siedler der Welt bewerben. Ich hab' tatsächlich ein paar Sekunden drüber nachgedacht.

Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a deep sense of purpose, willingness to build and maintain healthy relationships, the capacity for self-reflection and ability to trust. They must be resilient, adaptable, curious, creative and resourceful. Mars One is not seeking specific skill sets such as medical doctors, pilots or geologists. Rather, candidates will receive a minimum of eight years extensive training while employed by Mars One. While any formal education or real-world experience can be an asset, all skills required on Mars will be learned while in training. […]

The Mars One Foundation will employ the astronauts during their Earth-based training and life on Mars and will be the manager of the simulation bases on Earth and the human settlement on Mars. Eight robotic cargo missions (2016-2021) will establish a habitable settlement which will welcome the humans upon their arrival to Mars. The final Astronaut candidates will be selected from the global applications through a combination of critical review by Mars One experts and a global, televised program which ultimately selects which set of four astronauts from those assembled will be the first to go to Mars.

Mars One Issues Requirements For 2013 Astronaut Selection