Mars One selects 1 'alien' and 99 human finalists to die on Mars

February 17, 2015 6:10 PM

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Mars One selects 1 'alien' and 99 human finalists to die on Mars

A hundred lucky dreamers are one step closer to achieving their dream of dying on Mars. Mars One, the private nonprofit hoping to establish a base on the red planet with the help of crowdfunding and a series of global, reality show-esque media events, has named its 100 final astronaut candidates.

Over 202,000 wannabe Martian explorers applied at the beginning of the process. That group was quickly reduced to just over 1,000 in the first round of cuts, then to 660, and now we're at the third round, which includes 50 men and 50 women (39 from the Americas, including 33 from the US, plus 31 fro...

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