One Way to Mars

So I’ve been following the progress of the Mars One project. In case you are unfamiliar with this, it is basically a one-way trip to Mars, with a landing intended in 2023. You can find more information at their site: http://mars-one.com/en/.

I’m really curious if this will get off the ground. They seem to have a solid list of deliverables but will, of course, require an insane amount of expertise and money to pull this off. But setting such practicalities aside, I’m more curious about the kind of person who’d want to take a one-way voyage to Mars.

I think I might have considered this when I was younger. Not sure if it would ever have went beyond the consideration phase though. But for the opportunity to actually be on another planet… it would have been very tempting despite all the obvious drawbacks.

So what about any of you? Would you have applied for this?

(And if you haven’t read the FAQ yet, I found it rather interesting: http://mars-one.com/en/faq-en)