A couple hundred thousand people applied for the Netherlands-based Mars One project, and now there are only about 660. By Monday, there will only be about 200 still in the running for the plan to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025.
It is an ambitious project that is literally out of this world. It’s called Mars One. When and if it achieves lift off a decade from now, people will travel to Mars to live there permanently.
Aaron Hamm, 29, hopes to be aboard the first four-person mission of Netherlands-based Mars One in 2025.
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“It’s just unbelievable. They’ve had great success with tons of interesting science,” said Oswego native Neil Mottinger, a navigation engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
Scientists at the Field Museum have been studying a meteorite from Mars that could lead to a demotion of the Red Planet.
An Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he’d go to Mars “in a heartbeat,” said he’s thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.
The landing of the rover Curiosity early Monday on Mars is being called the science event of the decade, and Chicago-native John Grunsfeld will oversee the operation in the first major undertaking of his new tenure as NASA’s top scientist.
The hunt for life beyond earth continues as rover curiosity heads for a Sunday landing on Mars.
The Elmhurst Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit called “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital.”