South Dakota Has Competition And Guess What It Is!

What does South Dakota have going for it? Well, at least it’s not Mars. That’s the message in its latest ad aimed at young people who mostly see it as a tourist destination and don’t consider the fact that people actually live there. It makes an indirect reference to Mars One in its script: “Mars. … [Read more…]

Mars One Is Down To 100 Candidates

Today, Mars One officially announced its list of Round 3 candidates who will be moving on to more intense challenges. Only 100 people remain in the running, way down from the more than 200,000 people who applied. I didn’t make the cut. Realistically, I didn’t really expect to make it all the way for the … [Read more…]

Meet The Candidates — Part Two

So I’ve already posted a few interviews I did with Mars One candidates under the guise of “Meet The Candidates – Part One.” And Part One implies a Part Two, right? This took a little longer than I liked in between being massively busy at the end of December, lining up interviews, and dealing with … [Read more…]

Meet The Candidates — Part One (-ish).

I suppose it’s no secret by now that we’re all going to have our Mars One candidate interviews soon, not that I can go into a lot of details on an official basis. A lot of us have been talking about the interview process, not that there’s a ton of details officially being released by … [Read more…]

The Value of the Mars One Media Events

It’s no news by now that Mars One is going to fund its operations primarily with sponsorships and media events. Fairly early on, I might have been one of those who looked askance at the idea because of shows like “America’s Got Talent.” You know the ones that showcase truly terrible singers and then barely … [Read more…]

The Upcoming Mars Society Convention (2014)

If you’re a space travel enthusiast who regularly visits the relevant sites, you might have heard by now that the Mars Society is hosting its annual convention in Houston on August 7-10. This is going to be one of the interesting conventions, as things are actually beginning to get rolling on the Mars front, and … [Read more…]

Mars One and Me

I watch my sister fiddle with an expensive camera between complaints about the complexity of professional-level videographer’s gear. It’s a nuisance for her, I’m sure, and she wants to get a good grade in a college class in between working three jobs and figuring out how she’s going to get to New York City for … [Read more…]