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Life on Mars

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I wrote an article that appeared in this month’s Scandinavian Traveler magazine and was posted to their website today. Scandinavian Traveler is the official publication of Scandinavian Airlines and the most popular lifestyle magazine in Scandinavia.

The article is about the Mars One program, a story I’ve been keeping tabs on for a bit and am fascinated (and a bit starry eyed) by. Mars One is a Dutch company that says they will be the ones to land the first colonists of Mars, beating out NASA and other space programs.

This article gives an overview of the program and quotes from several Mars One candidates (a group known as the Mars 100) I had e-mail correspondence with. I am also working on a book with the working title “The End” which will feature a chapter on the Mars One program. It’ll share some of the same facts, but will also include my experience meeting four of the Mars 100 in Boston (Boston happens to have the largest population of Mars 100 candidates in the world). This article was turned in before my Boston trip.

You can read the article here: scandinaviantraveler.com/en/lifestyle/they-will-settle-on-mars-in-ten-years-time

“The End” will be published in late 2017.

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I met Mars One candidates (L-R) R. Daniel, Yari, and Sara in Boston during a trip in May 2016.

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