I was elated at the shared hatred the people on the subway platform at 59th Street had with me for the young, well dressed (out of town?) couple that talked their way out of a ticket for jumping the turnstile, who then celebrated when the cop left, to only realize they were waiting for the wrong train. As they walked away we all turned and stared, shaking our heads - but a bond was formed between people of different shapes, sizes, and background.
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”—Marie Curie
In yet more news of science fiction meeting real life, there’s going to be a reality TV show about a manned journey to Mars.
If you think that sounds like a weird decision for NASA (or any other country’s space exploration program) to make, then you’d be right. The Mars One project is run by a private company, led by Dutch billionaire entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp.
The search for potential Mars astronauts began last year, with the caveat that it will be a one-way journey. From a pool of over 200,000 candidates, 705 have been chosen to go through a rigorous training and selection process so Mars One can pick the right team for the task.
Deadline revealed on Monday that this process will be made into a reality TV show.