More than 78,000 people have already signed up for one-way mission to Mars

HOUSTON

The group Mars One hopes to establish the first permanent settlement outside of Earth. For the past two weeks, they've been taking applications from people willing to volunteer to be sent to Mars in 2023.

Mars One says a whopping 78,000 people have signed up so far.

Each applicant is required to submit a one minute video explaining why they want to leave Earth and not come back. Mars One says it will continue to take online applications until August 31, 2013.

For more information visit the Mars One website.
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