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A mission that would colonize Mars has set its landing date for the year 2025. The vetting process is well underway and a young man from Halifax just learned he made it past the first round.

Halifax man one step closer to Mars

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    Nathan Coleman

    Thursday, January 9, 2014, 11:55 AM -

    "Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars," the website reads.

    200,000 people applied for a one way ticket to Mars and that list just got shortened to a thousand.

    Halifax’s Tyler Reyno made the cut.

    The 21 year old engineering student has had his eye on the sky since an early age.

    Reyno filled out his application back in May of 2013 and his odds of being one of the final four just shot way up.

    He says the idea of never returning to Earth doesn't scare him in the slightest.

    “A lot of people can’t really imagine risking their lives for that given that it’s hundreds of millions of miles away and also given the fact that there’ll be so much work to do in order to colonize Mars. It almost makes sense that people would have to sacrifice their lives and to make it a success.”

    You can find out more about this daring mission here.

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