Canucks shooting to colonize Mars

Marina Miral, of Vanderhoof, B.C., is in the running to join Mars One.

Marina Miral, of Vanderhoof, B.C., is in the running to join Mars One.

ANGELA HENNESSY, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:47 AM ET

TORONTO - We are one step closer to seeing life on Mars.

Mars One — a not-for-profit foundation — plans to establish a colony of humans on the Red Planet.

The foundation recently created a shortlist of applicants — reducing the number of volunteers from 200,000 to just 705.

During the next phase of elimination, candidates will meet face-to-face with members of the Mars One selection committee. The interviews will happen over the summer.


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