Manned Mars mission 'reality-TV event' plans 2032 launch; astronauts will have 'no return ticket'
Landing a spot on Mars One's planned rocket to the red planet isn't easy. The selection process has been going on for five years already. After three rounds, 4,200 applicants -- "from architect to janitor," Politico points out -- have been whittled down to an even 100. No more than 24 Earthlings ultimately will be chosen to transform themselves into Martians.