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Mars One is a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands that has put forward plans to land the first humans onto Mars and establish a permanent human colony there by 2027.More than 200,000 people signed up for a one-way ticket to Mars when Mars One opened up its astronaut candidate search. And Mars One announced recently that it has whittled down its potential astronaut class to 100.51 year old Serbian Ljubinka Nikolic is hoping for one-way ticket to the Red Planet as she has been selected in the 100.
She has written on her Mars One Profile:
I am an ordinary person with unusual wishes. I believe anything is possible! News junkie and bookworm with open mind. Two masters degrees, one in Geography from Hunter College in NYC and in Interior Decoration from Florence, Italy. Bachelor in Geological Engineering. I can analyze and prettily arrange the rocks on Mars. I am a Science Fiction fan and honestly believe that we are not alone in the Universe. The Red planet will be the next home for humanity and this time around maybe we can manage without wars.