From 200K to 1K: Mars One cuts applicant pool for Mars colony by 99.5%
Rebecca Grant, venturebeat.com
More than 199,000 people had their dreams of going to Mars (and never returning) crushed today.
Mars One dramatically slashed its applicant pool, whittling the candidates from 200,000 down to 1,058, meaning only one-half-of-one perce…
When I read about this experiment, I can’t avoid to compare it to the first settlers of the Americas; they too went to a New World on a one-way trip and they too died in droves.