Too Tall for Mars

Who doesn’t love Mars?

They are taking applications for people to colonize Mars! People have already begun to apply. It’s not a vacation, it’s a one way ticket. Four people at a time, every two years, they are planning to start and build a colony there. I would love to be a part of it. The best part is, you don’t have to be an astronaut or fighter pilot to apply. But my dreams of being the first writer on Mars will remain unfulfilled. Alas, despite my 20/20 vision, I am too tall by 15 inches. The height requirement is 5’2″. There’s no way to fudge that one. I simply won’t be chosen.

Interestingly, they are funding the project like a reality TV show. People vote for the ones chosen to go. You can get more info at this Yahoo! Travel article. For the first time in my life being tall has betrayed me.

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