SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) – For one Utah resident, the realization of his dream might mean sacrificing his family.
The man, 38-year-old Ken Sullivan, is one of 1,058 people selected out of over 200,000 chosen for the next round of consideration in the Mars One project – an initiative that seeks to send 24 humans to Mars for permanent colonization in the not-so-distant future.
If selected, Sullivan would have to say a permanent goodbye to his wife and four young children, as the trip to Mars cannot be reversed, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Norbert Kraft, a medical doctor who is the Chief Medical Officer for Mars One, said that the changes one’s body would undergo after living on Mars would make it impossible to return to Earth due to Mars’ gravity levels.
He noted, “There’s a point of no return for bone density loss.”
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