People are going to Mars - level 2

People are going to Mars - level 2

29-04-2013 14:00

A company called "Mars One" has started to look for volunteers for a flight to Mars. The company wants to establish a colony on Mars.

First people will go there in 2023. There will be another mission every two years after that. On each flight that will take seven months there will be two men and two women. If they want, after some time living on Mars then they can have children.

The biggest problem is that you cannot go back to Earth. The volunteers will be chosen very carefully. They must be responsible and they will get information about all the possible risks. They will also receive seven years of training.

Interesting words: volunteer (person who wants to do something), establish (start).

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