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Mars One invites press to announce launch of astronaut selection in New York

Press Release From: Mars One
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013

image AMERSFOORT, April 8th 2013 - Mars One will hold a press conference on April 22nd 2013 in New York to make an announcement regarding its astronaut selection program.

The panel members will be

* Bas Lansdorp, General Director and Co-Founder, Mars One
* Norbert Kraft, Medical Director, Mars One
* Gerard 't Hooft, Nobel laureate and Ambassador, Mars One
* Grant Anderson, Sr. VP Operations, Chief Engineer and Co-Founder, Paragon Space Development Corporation
The venue of the conference will be Hotel Pennsylvania, 401, 7th Avenue, Midtown, New York, NY 10001. Presentations will start at noon, followed by Q&A.

Please RSVP to press@mars-one.com. We will send an update with more specific information closer to the conference date. Please mark your diaries or forward this to a colleague. If you would like to book a personal interview with one of the panelists please let us know as soon as possible.

Venue: Hotel Pennsylvania, 401, 7th Avenue, Midtown, New York, NY 10001
Date and Time: 22nd April, starts 12:00 pm EST ends 1:30 pm EST

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Media Contact
Marieke Wagensveld, Communications Specialist, Mars One
marieke@mars-one.com, (+31)0645122259

About Mars One

Mars One is a not-for-profit organization that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023 through the integration of existing, readily available technology that can be purchased from the global private space industry. Mars One will fund this decade-long endeavor by involving the whole world as the audience of an interactive, televised broadcast of every aspect of this mission- from launch to landing to living on Mars. In March 2013 Mars One contracted Paragon Space Development Corporation (USA) to take the first steps in developing the life support system and spacesuits fit for the mission. Mars One is in talks with various other aerospace companies for different components of the mission; a series of contracts will be announced later this year. This is a global mission: our advisers, suppliers and also would-be astronauts come from all over the world.

Mars One website www.mars-one.com

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