Help Wanted... Must Speak Martian

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Do you feel like you’ve looked for a job everywhere on earth without any luck? Don’t worry there’s still hope… on Mars. A Dutch upstart called Mars-One is launching a project to colonize the red planet in April 2023. That’s a full decade before NASA is intending to turn up on our neighbor in the solar system.


The earlier arrival can be contributed to two major factors. Mars-One will be financed without relying on assistance from the government or traditional private venture funding and after settling on Mars the colonists will not return to Earth.


At first the idea itself sounds unbelievable. The last trip humans took to the moon was 40 years ago in 1972 and some people don’t even believe that happened. Mars-One seems to have covered their bases however and has the right blend of physicists, engineers, and media to get the job done.


Nobel prize winner professor Dr. Gerard 't Hooft supports the project saying, "Mars One is an extraordinarily daring initiative by people with vision and imagination. This project seems to me to be the only way to fulfill dreams of mankind’s expansion into space."


On top of all the brains, they also have signed letters of sponsorship from major aerospace companies around the world to supply the brawn. Companies like ILC Dover, MDA Corporation, Paragon Space Development, etc. will plan and provide the hardware and software required to succeed in their mission.


According to a statement by ILC Dover, "The Mars One Mission is a bold and exciting step for the future of human exploration beyond earth.  Mars One has put together a supplier team with the right level of experience and proven space flight technologies that can make this mission a success.  ILC Dover is excited to be a part of this grand adventure!"


Now, it’s just a matter of money and footing the projected $6 billion price tag on the project. Mars-One says no problem. They are orchestrating what could possibly the largest media event on Earth ever because the mission isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey and capturing every detail on video and streaming it to the universe.


It’s basically the most extreme reality show ever. Starting now they will engage interest with the selection, training, and preparation for the one way trip to a far away planet. Project co-founder and physicist Arno A. Wielders explains, “The main reasons for participating in Mars One are the need to make mankind a multi-planet species and because it is the most exciting project ever to be undertaken by humans.”


While only four people every 2 years will be shuttled to space never to return, the project will create a plethora of jobs here on Earth if it works. Architects, artists, engineers, physicists, psychologists, personal trainers, camera crews are just a few jobs that will open up with this endeavor.


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  • Melissa Kennedy
    Melissa Kennedy
    Thanks for the comments. Working on Mars would be a really strange career option, but I know some people who would love it. Especially those who don't like working with other people!
  • George McKenzie C
    George McKenzie C
    I was able to find good information from your blog articles.
  • Momomeme
    about today's job market. I have heard that the unelnmoymept rates are fairly low, or at least low enough in some areas that allow employers the option of being very picky. They want outstanding applicants who understand today's technologies and have up-to-date job skills, but it doesn't mean that there isn't something out there. It does mean that job hunting today is not without its challenges.
  • Keith D
    Keith D
    How much more money is needed to make this happen in 2014?
  • Heather Fairchild
    Heather Fairchild
    Kenyardie, I think it would be a nice place to visit but I don't know if I would be able to live there permanently. Do you watch the Big Bang Theory? I would be like Walowitz's mom... wanting to use the post office to send stuff to and from space.
  • kenyardie i
    kenyardie i
    I would love to be a part of this outstanding experience. Going into space is something i always wanted to do. I know I would be the right one for this job. I can't believe that this is finally bout to take place i think this will be a great opportunity for everyone thats involved.
  • David S
    David S
    I would love to be a part of this operation. Even though I don't speak Martian - yet, I believe I could learn quickly and be a positive contributor to this project.
  • Heather Fairchild
    Heather Fairchild
    Thanks Martin! I tell people all the time that my second language is Java.
  • Martin S
    Martin S
    The title caught my attention, so I read the article.  When I went to school, you could take a foreign language, say French, German, or Spanish.  I thought I could get away with that requirement by taking computer programming!  Oh well, I tried!  But, now maybe Martian is good to take!!  I am actively looking for a job and the project sounds interesting and challenging.I sure wish someone would/could contact me about a job!!Thanks for informing me and I liked the article.Have a good day!!Martin

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