My wife volunteered for a one-way mission to Mars

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

marsVirginia – A Virginia man has opened up about what it’s like having a wife who volunteered to be part of the controversial Mars One mission – and the fact that, in just a few years, he and his sons are expected to say goodbye to her forever.

Jason Stanford refers to himself as an ‘astronaut wife’, because his actual wife and stepmother to his two sons, Sonia Van Meter, 36, was one of the people chosen for the Mars One Project, a privately-funded one-way mission which hopes to establish a permanent human colony on the red planet.

The first Mars One mission is slated to launch in 2026 – amid widespread criticism from scientists and space luminaries – with four people to touch down, and then another four every two years from there.  More

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