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# red planning

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# Mission to Mars
SpaceX's Elon Musk plans to take passengers to Mars for $100,000 per seat
The tech entrepreneur hopes to have the first manned mission launched within eight years.
# lonely in hawaii
Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over
The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.
# inside the dome
International team begins year-long 'Mars isolation'
The men and women will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, and will only go outside in a spacesuit.
# the wrong stuff
A third of the 'Mars One' hopefuls have dropped out ... but all three Irish candidates still in the running
Over 300 people have dropped out of contention for the Mars One project, due to medical or other personal reasons.
# to boldly go
"An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars
Dr Catherine McGrath joins Trinity scientist Joseph Roche and Cork-based IT engineer Steve Menaa on the list of Irish-based candidates for the ambitious ‘Mars One’ project.
# red planning
Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing
The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.