Did you know that there was a program that is aiming to establish the first human colony on Mars? The Mars One Astronaut Selection Program by a Dutch company received more than 200,000 applications from around the world of which, 1,259 were Gulf residents.
By the year 2015, six to ten teams of four individuals each will be selected for a seven year training session. In 2023, one of these teams will become the first humans ever to land on Mars and live there for the rest of their lives.
Source: Arabian Business