About 78,000 people have applied to become Red Planet colonists with the nonprofit organization Mars One since its application process opened on April 22, officials announced Tuesday. Mars One aims to land four people on the Red Planet in 2023 as the vanguard of a permanent colony, with more astronauts arriving every two years thereafter.
大约有78000人申请了非盈利组织Mars One的火星殖民者，该申请从4月22日开始开放。Mars One组织宣布将在2023年派遣四人前往火星作为永久居住的先锋，随后每两年会有更多的宇航员前往火星。
"With 78,000 applications in two weeks, this is turning out to be the most desired job in history," Mars One Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Bas Lansdorp said in a statement. "These numbers put us right on track for our goal of half a million applicants."
“在两周内就有78000人申请，这会是历史上最让人渴望的一个职务，” Mars One的CEO和共同创始人Bas Lansdorp说道，“这个数据说明我们正在达到五十万申请者的目标道路上前进。”
Mars One estimates that landing four settlers on Mars in 2023 will cost about $6 billion. The Netherlands-based organization plans to pay most of the bills by staging a global reality-TV event, with cameras documenting all phases of the mission from astronaut selection to the colonists' first years on the Red Planet.
The application process extends until Aug. 31. Anyone at least 18 years of age can apply by submitting to the Mars One website a 1-minute video explaining his or her motivation to become a Red Planet settler. (You can also watch other applicants' videos at the site.)
Mars One charges an application fee, which ranges from $5 to $75 depending on the wealth of the applicant's home country. United States citizens pay $38, Lansdorp said.
Mars One对申请者进行收费，费用范围从5美元到75美元不等，这取决于申请者所在国家的富裕程度，美国公民的申请费用是38美元，Mars One的CEO和共同创始人Bas Lansdorp说道。
When the application process closes, reviewers will pick 50 to 100 candidates from each of the 300 regions around the world that Mars One has identified. By 2015, this pool will be whittled down to a total of 28 to 40 candidates, officials said.
This core group will be split into groups of four, which will train for their one- way Mars mission for about seven years. Finally, an audience vote will pick one of these groups to be humanity's first visitors to the Red Planet.
So far, Mars One has received applications from more than 120 countries, officials said. The United States leads the way with 17,324, followed by China (10,241) and the United Kingdom (3,581). Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and India round out the top 10.
"Mars One is a mission representing all humanity, and its true spirit will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented," Lansdorp said. "I'm proud that this is exactly what we see happening."
“Mars One是代表所有人类意志的一项活动，其精神也是代表整个人类世界的，” Bas Lansdorp说道，“我很骄傲我们正是这么做的。”
The announcement of Mars One's application flood comes in the middle of a big week for manned Mars exploration. Scientists, engineers, NASA officials and a range of other Red Planet exploration advocates are currently meeting in Washington, D.C., for the Humans 2 Mars summit, which runs through Wednesday.
And Tuesday, famed Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin released his new book, "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration" (National Geographic Books), which was written with veteran space reporter (and Space.com columnist) Leonard David.
在周四，久负盛名的阿波罗11的月面行走者Buzz Aldrin发布了自己的新书，“火星使命：我对宇宙探测的愿景”（国家地理），Buzz Aldrin与已退休的太空报道员（Space.com评论员）Leonard David一起完成了该书的创作。
I like earth. It provides me with air.
E W l
...and drinkable water that literally falls from the sky.
78,000 gullible people got scammed out of $40
At least people win the lottery.
Sha tona mime
It's funny, I went to sign up for this and soon as they required money I stopped.
Time to create a new kick starter called "Titan One" to go live on Titan. We could set a launch date 1 year prior to Mars One and charge $50.00 per person. I'm sure Titan is F A R more interesting than that Dustbowl on Mars :).
是时候创建一个居住在太阳神上的Titan One了，我们可以把启动时间设置的比Mars One早一年，收费50美元一人，我很确信太阳神要比火星上的沙尘暴有趣的多了
A P hoes
Mars One just sounds like a scam, but any real version of this and I'd apply too.
Paying a fee to register for a chance to perhaps be selected for 10 years of "training" to perhaps go on a trip on a ship that doesn't exist yet. Why would you think that's a scam?
Q O l l
I'd go anywhere in space. Not for fame, but because I have nothing else to live for.
It's actually a really good Opportunity though...
"I don't want to live on this planet anymore."-78,000 people
That should tell us something about the state of earth.
S e b
78,000 people wasted $40 - Only 4 people are going!
Grow e e
Dont know. I lived long enough in Virginia to see what happens to the knuckleheads to get on the first boat.
Barack- O Jimmy
I can think of hundreds of politicians that need to be kicked off this planet with a one-way ride...
You can pay me 50$ and I'll put your name on a list to go to Pluto. You can trust me. I'm president of Nigeria.
I wonder if people will realize this is a scam -
Also, I wonder if people realize how shitty it would be to live on Mars and never be able to come back.
Sadly, no one of them will ever get to see Mars.
One day there will be a war between the Colony of Mars and the Republic of Earth.
I want to know what would happen of one of the four went crazy and killed the rest.
Imagine training for all them years just for them to turn around and say "nope!"
There are that many people that are so unsatisfied with their existence on Earth that they willingly volunteer to leave it forever? ... I would love to visit space, but I love my life and my home as it is, I can't imagine even considering this.
If this was a legitimate operation the number would be in the millions!
This is clearly a scam.
Folks, I'm sponsoring a R E A L mission for a moon colony. And the price is only 20 dollars flat.
LOL_ Cool J
78,000 people want to die of radiation poisoning?
I wish that more would. There are too many people on earth, I want it all to myself.
No matter how much I don't want to live on this earth, space/other planets is still scarier to me.
The Real Villain
I'd have applied myself until I found out there won't be any socialised health care on Mars.
King your house
I don't know how 78,000 is a "huge" number.
RIP 78,000 people.
The Nordics will never let anybody find their bodies.
S I O
You mean 78,000 apply to leave Earth forever to die on Mars.
suck_ my_ ballz
Want to leave earth for ever? Go ahead, goodbye... don't let the moon hit you on the ass on your way out