Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sc

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sci-fi junkie and can’t pass up anything about space. Which just might explain why my next novel will take place on a colony ship heading out of the solar system.
So it’s only expected that a quickie news flash the other evening sent me to my computer to look up Mars-One. When I was finished checking it out, I was dancing for joy. Because if the Mars-One project goes as projected I’ll live to see the first colony on the red planet. Okay, I’m unlikely to be one of those colonists but I’ll know it’s happening and that’s a great because ever since I studied history in school and realized that the only true frontier left is outer space, I’ve been concerned that mankind might miss out on the whole thing and countries would just continue squabbling among themselves. Now I know that forward-thinking people will be able to do what they’ve done for thousands of years even though the areas of earth most hospitable for habitation have been developed. I know they can still find the nearest frontier and make a new life and a new nation.
The best thing about Mars-One is that no government will be involved. It’s strictly a private enterprise kind of thing. They plan to pay for the colonization program through a reality TV program detailing the recruitment, training and flight of the Mars colonists. How about that for ingenuity?
I’m not sure if they are still accepting applications but I noticed that I qualify. So I might just apply. I won’t be chosen, of course, but just knowing that I can apply is amazing. I have no astronaut training, no special skills, and I’m a klutz mathematically, which automatically disqualifies me for just about anything in the scientific realm.
Anyway, I bookmarked the site. Because you never know.

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