Science & Tech
Thousands apply to go to Mars — and never come back




In just two days, more than 33,000 people around the world — including 23 Canadians — volunteered to go on a one-way mission to Mars.

The Mars One project — which aims to put four humans on the Red Planet in a decade and send more every two years — began accepting applications and audition videos April 22.

The mission to live on Mars permanently is open to people around the world who are healthy and over the age of 18.

"In 1000 years, everyone on Earth will still remember who the first humans on Mars were, just like Neil Armstrong has etched in our memories forever," said Bas Lansdorp, co-founder of Mars One.

Project officials estimate the trip will take about seven months and cost more than $6 billion, raised from sponsors and donations.

Sun News Videos

Mink farming

Nova Scotia produces half of Canada's mink fur.

Feminist 'consent underwear' spark debate

Do consent underwear just change the conversation from 'rape culture' to 'slut culture'?

Afghanistan's upcoming election

With an election rapidly approaching, change is on its way to Afghanistan. Good or bad, the world is watching.

Ezra Levant’s The Source is the most provocative and thought-changing multimedia show in Canada.

This show is 100% focused on the political battles taking place across Canada, in the United States...even around the world.

Michael Coren brings you strong, balanced opinions to challenge conventional thinking.

Byline brings you the stories you won’t hear anywhere else while exploring points of view that are all too often ignored.