Los Osos man applies to live on Mars
January 20, 2014
A Los Osos man is vying to attain a one-way ticket to Mars. [KSBY]
Los Osos native Spencer Harris, who is currently studying geology at Northern Arizona University, has applied to be one of the first four humans to inhabit Mars. Harris has qualified for the second round of the application process for a human settlement of Mars, known as Mars one.
Harris said he has concerns about leaving people behind but is not bothered by the lack of a return flight.
“To be the first one there and to be able to live on Mars, I would be willing to do the one-way trip,” Harris said. “A lot of my friends actually think if anybody were to go, it would be me because I can spend a lot of time in my room in a confined space.”
Harris must now complete a medical exam and prepare for future rounds of the application process. The third and fourth rounds may take the form of a reality television show to raise money for the trip.