MANILA, Philippines - Two Pinays are short-listed for a one-way trip to Mars after being chosen out of the 200,000 candidates. Jaymee del Rosario, 27, and Minerva Rañeses, were among the Mars 100 Round Three candidates who will now face further challenges to see if they can live on Mars.
Two Pinays Shortlisted For A Trip To Mars
Mar 01, 2015 at 6:21 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
The project aims to send people to the Red Planet by 2024, with four more going every two years.
Del Rosario, 27, a CEO and founder of International Metal Source, which distributes raw material metals and exotic alloys to aerospace, defense and commercial industries since 2009. She also co-owned Bounce Core Platform and according to her, she is very interested to be part of any outer space endeavor.
"I want to offer my life experience, knowledge and skills to the Mars One team to achieve the goal for preserving humanity," she said on her profile page.
Rañeses, 24, described herself as an "intellectual wanderer" who seeks "growth in knowledge and philosophy."
"I never thought I'd live to see the day that humans will begin to explore in a way that Columbus did back in the time," she said in an interview with ANC on Friday.
Del Rosario and Rañeses are among the 50 men and 50 women who passed the second round. The candidates come from all continents: 39 from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, 7 from Africa, and 7 from Oceania.