Singaporean a step closer to Mars stay
He is among 705 people worldwide shortlisted for project to colonise planet
Published on May 12, 2014 6:14 AM
A Singaporean man has taken another step towards his dream of moving to Mars.
He is one of just 705 people worldwide selected for an interview with organisers of a multi-billion- dollar private effort to colonise the red planet.
This means that 54-year-old electrical engineer Robinson Law now has a one-in-176 chance - much better odds than striking 4-D - of making the first team of four settlers meant to fly to Mars in 2024.
He will be interviewed by Dutch non-profit foundation Mars One, which says it expects candidates to show their "knowledge, intelligence, adaptability and personality".
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