Two scientists from Somerville are on the short list to take a one-way trip to Mars.
The non-profit group “Mars One” is planning a human settlement on the red planet, and 200,000 people from around the world applied to make the trip. Scientific researcher Yari Rodriguez is one of the 700 finalists.
Here’s a thought that’s literally out of this world: a one way trip to Mars. Two locals are on the short list to do just that.
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“Touchdown confirmed,” said engineer and MIT grad Allen Chen. “We’re safe on Mars.”
As a young pilot, Christopher Condit helped transport geologists and crew members working on NASA’s Apollo missions.