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Beemer, shown at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in 2011, is a candidate for both Mars One and the Mars Arctic 365 program.
December 27, 2014 Heidi Beemer has dreamed of going to Mars since she was 8 years old. In January, NPR talked to her about her application to Mars One, which is still pending — now she explains she has a plan B, too.
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May 8, 2014 If projects to colonize Mars succeed, how will these new communities be run? Barbara J. King says they represent an opportunity to fashion a more egalitarian way of life than we have on Earth.
This Viking 1 orbiter image shows the rocky surface and thin atmosphere of Mars.
April 10, 2014 A Dutch organization called Mars One plans to establish a human colony on Mars by 2025. Anthropologist Barbara J. King wonders what it takes to leave your loved ones behind for the Red Planet.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 55 million miles away in 2007.
April 22, 2013 The company Mars One has launched a program that could allow you (yes you!) to make a trip to Mars. But you can't come back.
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