AFP 2012-08-17 12:13:12
TO GO WITH A STORY BY NICOLAS DELAUNAY
Handout photo obtained on June 21, 2012 from Mars One shows an artist's rendition of a settlement on Mars. As the world marvels at the latest US Mars landing, a Dutch start-up is aiming to beat NASA at its own game by sending the first humans to the red planet and film all as a reality show. The start-up team called "Mars One" says it is serious about landing four astronauts on Mars by 2023, seven years ahead of the US space agency's target, and plans to start the search for volunteers next year.
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