This one made me chuckle and outright lmao. Meghan did a great job interviewing and writing me.
One of the most common questions I get asked regarding my desire to go to Mars is: What if u die? What if it kills u?
I harbor no fear of death. Mine nor that of another. Because to me, death is no different from birth, it is a transition only, a means by which we come into our next phase of being.
We are all going to die. It’s the only guarantee we humans have…the right of passage, eventual physical death.
I have seen many people come into my life and then leave again through the phenomenon we call death. It has never seemed to me all that traumatic and grievous an experience. I celebrated their existence and their departure from this amazingly beautiful & terrifyingly torturous experience we call “life”.
Beyond that, whatever happens to me as a Mars One Astronaut/Colony Settler is a win/win. If Mars One is successful in getting humans to the surface of Mars and those humans are successful in surviving and thriving on Mars, well that is a huge victory for humanity as we will have a second home in the galaxy. We will have unlimited opportunities to learn from the experiences on Mars and we may even be able to benefit humanity on Earth as well. If Mars One is not successful in their attempts to get humans to Mars, then there will still be plenty to learn from the loss and apply to future attempts.
I do not have a death wish. I want Mars One to succeed in getting humans safely to Mars and not just to survive but to thrive once they get there. However, we are all going to die eventually, at least I will die doing something amazing that will leave an opportunity for others to learn and go on to improve and do better in the future.
As the second round selection process gets underway part of my mission as an Mars One Applicant is to spread the word far and wide about Mars One fundraising efforts.
Mars One is a private, non profit entity and as such our success depends on individual donations. There are two ways to support Mars One financially, and this crowd sourcing fundraiser is one of them. By clicking on the link here, you will do two things. The first is you will be telling Mars One that I shared the link info with you, thereby giving me credit and letting Mars One know I am serious about supporting Mars One and I am getting the word out to others as well. The other thing you will be doing is making a donation to Mars One and this tells them that you think their vision has merit and want us to succeed.
There are several different levels you can donate at and each has a unique “perk” attached to you.
The other way, is to go to Mars-One.com and order any of the merchandise available. Mars One has some really awesome apparel available, including t-shirts & hoodies for men and women, as well as coffee cups, stickers and posters.
Either way or both, I hope you will do all you can to support Mars One as well as my desire to earn one of the spots in the Mars One MissionTraining Program.
Thanks so much in advance.
I was a little nervous what with this being my first time in front of the camera, but the reporter & editor did a great job so I am satisfied with it.
Greeting and Salutations Blog Readers ;~) This blog is my invitation to the Mars One selection committee, my fellow Mars One Applicants and Supporters and the population of Earth to get to know me, both as an Earthling and as a future Martian ;~P
Here I will try to post as often as possible regarding and concerning my thoughts and experiences as I engage in the most thrilling experience of my life thus far…The Mars One Candidate Applicant Selection Process. I will post links to my personal interviews, as well as provide opportunities for visitors to comment and ask questions. I will also be posting about my personal history, my motives for applying and wanting to go to Mars and what I hope to accomplish as a Mars One Astronaut/Colony Settler.
I am honored that the Mars One Selection Committee chose me to interview in the second round and I am looking forward to meeting them in person. I am really enjoying the interviews so far and the opportunities to “Talk-Up” Mars One. It is an amazing vision and opportunity and I am thrilled to be a part of it all.