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#red planning

# red-planning - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

SpaceX's Elon Musk plans to take passengers to Mars for $100,000 per seat

The tech entrepreneur hopes to have the first manned mission launched within eight years.

# red-planning - Monday 22 August, 2016

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

# red-planning - Saturday 29 August, 2015

International team begins year-long 'Mars isolation'

The men and women will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, and will only go outside in a spacesuit.

# red-planning - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

A third of the 'Mars One' hopefuls have dropped out ... but all three Irish candidates still in the running

Over 300 people have dropped out of contention for the Mars One project, due to medical or other personal reasons.

# red-planning - Monday 21 April, 2014

"An adventure of a lifetime.." This Irish doctor's also on the shortlist to go to Mars

Dr Catherine McGrath joins Trinity scientist Joseph Roche and Cork-based IT engineer Steve Menaa on the list of Irish-based candidates for the ambitious ‘Mars One’ project.

# red-planning - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Next phase: Mars mission hopeful Dr Joseph Roche begins medical testing

The Dublin-based scientist is one of the candidates selected for the ‘Mars One’ mission, which aims to land humans on the planet by 2025.