Two Dutch selected for Mars travel

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Two Dutch were selected for the second round of Mars One, a Dutch non-profit project that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.

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For the second round, the project selected a total of 1,058 individuals.

The names of those two Dutch candidates were not disclosed by Mars One, Xinhua reports quoting local Dutch media.

Mars, which is also called the Red Planet, is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, according to Wikipedia.

Mars is roughly 225 million km away from earth.

Details of the 2014 selection phases have not been agreed upon due to ongoing negotiations with media companies for the rights to televise the selection processes, founder Bas Lansdorp said in a statement.

According to Lansdorp, more details will be released in early 2014, and “we fully anticipate our remaining candidates to become celebrities in their towns, cities, and in many cases, countries.”