If all goes according to plan, the first Mars One astronauts will touch down on the Red Planet in 2023.
CREDIT: Mars One / Bryan Versteeg

Wanted: Mars Colonists to Explore Red Planet

by SPACE Staff
Date: 08 January 2013 Time: 11:56 AM ET

If you think you have the right stuff to help colonize Mars, you’ll soon get your chance to prove it.

The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which hopes to put the first boots on the Red Planet in 2023, released its basic astronaut requirements today (Jan. 8), setting the stage for a televised global selection process that will begin later this year.

Read more: Mars Colonists Wanted to Explore Red Planet | Space.

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