26 Ukrainians were selected to participate in the project of colonization of the red planet Mars One, which offers one way trip to Mars, according to the website of the organizer of the flight, reports UNN.
According to Mars One, 1058 candidates were selected in the pre-selection round. Most of them are residents of the U.S. - 297 people. On the second place are Canadians- 75 people. They are followed by citizens of India - 62 and Russia-52.
Now the selected candidates must come to the next round, where they will be checked for their physical and psychological opportunity to undertake one way flight.
In September, 200,586 candidates expressed their desire to visit Mars. Till 2015, the project managers will choose 24 candidates who will eventually go to the Red Planet.
It is assumed that the first volunteers will get to Mars in April 2023.