Nonprofit takes applications to send first humans to Mars

April 22, 2013 4:44:23 PM PDT
A nonprofit organization is about to start looking for people who want to be colonists on Mars, but there are a few hitches.

Netherlands-based Mars One plans to start taking applications in July for the trip to the red planet in 2023.

Here's the rub, the adventure will be part of a global reality television program and you have to stay there forever.

A flight back to earth is not part of the offer. Previous training in space travel is not required, nor is a science degree , but applicants do need to be at least 18 years of age.