3 Indians Among The 100 Shortlisted For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Three Indians have made it to a shortlist of 100 candidates (50 men and 50 women) that are looking to make a one-way trip to Mars in 2024. The selections are part of the Mars One mission that aims to setup a permanent colony of humans on the planet Mars.
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Taranjeet Singh Bhatia, Ritika Singh and Shradha Prasad are three out of 100 people that have passed the second round of the Mars One Astronaut Selection Process. Only four from the current 100 people will eventually make the one-way journey to Mars, after undergoing rigorous training in the copy of the Mars Outpost on Earth.
Mars One is a Netherlands-based not-for-profit organization that aims to send four humans on a spaceship to Mars in 2024. The current plans include sending an unmanned lander carrying equipment to the red planet in 2018, with the overall goal being setting up a colony of 40 odd humans on the planet that will live there permanently.
The 100 candidates were selected from a pool of 660 people after participating in online interviews with Norbert Kraft, chief medical officer at Mars One. During the interviews, the candidates expressed their understanding of the risks involved, their team spirit and their motivation to take part in the life-changing program.
Taranjeet Singh Bhatia, 29, is currently pursuing a doctorate in computer science in Florida, Ritika Singh, 29, is an adventure sports lover who lives in Dubai,  and Shradha Prasad, 19, is a sci-fi enthusiast from Kerala.

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