Welcome to Chairman Mao Town

Mars ChinaI’ve done  several posts on the upcoming  Mars Missions  and how an ordinary person  can make a trip to  the Red Planet  provided that is ,  you have the readies.

“If  you want to migrate Mars, here’s your chance.

“You can book your ticket  through Mars One,”  I  wrote shortly before Christmas last year, adding:

“There is, however, one  slight drawback –  it’s one way only.”

Because, “the Mars One astronauts will depart Earth with the assumption they will never return”.

The Mars 1 project  aims at  establishing the first human settlement on the planet  in 2023.

However, Tom Sachs  has already achieved that, metaphorically speaking.

Not only but also,  “More than 600 applications from China have been made to join a Dutch aerospace project that plans to send humans to Mars for permanent settlement,” says China Daily, going on »»»

The project, while triggering enthusiasm to explore outer space, is also under fire, with the one-way trip being viewed by some as a suicide mission, with applicants being shipped to a planet that is uninhabitable by humans.

The project, Mars One, is being launched by a Dutch nonprofit organization, and is scheduled to take four humans to the Red Planet in 2023.

In the first three days since last Monday, as many as 20,000 people globally submitted their applications online, with more than 600 coming from China.

Bas Lansdorp, co-founder of Mars One, said he is confident of turning the dream into reality, and plans to attract more than 500,000 applicants.

Rumour has it that the first Chinese settlement will be named Chairman Mao Town.

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