A One-Way Ticket To Mars, Apply Now

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(CNN) — A Dutch company is looking for volunteer astronauts to fly to Mars. The search began Monday. Departure for the red planet is scheduled for 2023.

The space travelers will return … never. They will finish out their lives on Mars and die there, says nonprofit Mars One.

“It’s likely that there will be a crematorium,” said CEO Bas Lansdorp. “It’s up to the people on Mars to decide what to do with their dead.”

The one-way ticket is what makes the mission possible, because it greatly reduces costs, and the technology for a return flight doesn’t yet exist, according to Mars One’s website.

Anyone may apply, for a fee

The company is announcing a casting call for candidates at a news conference that started at noon Monday from the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. It is being streamed live on the Internet.

Anyone may apply via video…

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