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Sunday Discussion: If I Die On Mars

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So, for the people who applied to go to Mars, and never come back to Earth, what are their thoughts?  The Guardian interviewed three people who have applied for a trip of a lifetime.  Train as astronauts, fly off to Mars, and never come back to Earth.  Meaning, the few people who goes to Mars will die on the red planet.  And never see their friends and family ever again.  The video is called If I Die On Mars, and it’s very interesting.

Only four people will be chosen to be a part of the Mars One program, the first manned space flight to Mars.  It is a one-way trip that’s effectively a suicide mission.  The video features a physics student in the UK, a young doctor from Mozambique, and an Iraqi-American woman, all happy to sacrifice their futures for a place in history. Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind?  As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on February 16th, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.

A quick word, this video has some cuss words and sex talk, video is NSFW.

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