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Paul Römer, creator Big Brother, is also involved – his links and contacts in the small screen industry would suggest something not too dissimilar to a real life Truman Show. Or, in Römer’s words, “This mission to Mars can be the biggest media event in the world," before adding, "Reality meets talent show with no ending and the whole world watching. Now there's a good pitch!"
Another Mars Rover would have already landed to beam back a different feed and coverage to the earth dwellers, who would presumably be watching the red dirt and occasional packing crate, avidly by then.
The first batch of Mars Team One astronauts will land on Mars in 2023.
The pioneers will connect the pre-assembled parts that have been waiting for construction after six trips, since 2016.
The living and working pods will be erected, the food production units will be activated and the solar photovoltaic panels would be set into action.
Further materials, camera equipment and cargo will arrive over a period of time during the following months.
In 2025, the next batch of astronauts will make their journey to join the original settlers.
Below is a link to the Virgin Galactic booking page, where you can fill in your details, pay your deposit and be part of the future.
If, however, you don’t have a hand $200,000 lying around, you can save as you go, with vouchers from Richard’s other website on the left. All his other “Experiences” are also available if you want a less expensive thrill.
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