NETHERLANDS -- We're getting closer to knowing who's going on that one-way trip to Mars! More than 200,000 people applied for a chance to live on the planet Mars and now the Dutch company "Mars One" has it narrowed down to 100 finalists: 50 men and 50 women. Thirty-eight of the finalists are from the U.S.!
Eventually 24 strangers from the outside will be selected this year, for a once-in-a-lifetime out-of-this-world experience! Apparently, the "Mars One" winners will, also, be part of a reality show where they prepare and eventually head to the red planet as early as 2024. When they get there, they'll be expected to set up a permanent colony. That's why candidates will train at a copy of the Mars outpost here on Earth to see how they do as part of a team.
Now, we've just got to sit and wait to see who will be the next stars on Mars!