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.