31 Dec '13, 2am

Fort Campbell soldier makes 1st round cut for trip to Mars

Related Summit aims to boost space industry in Hawaii In this 2011 artist's rendering provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, a "sky crane" lowers the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover onto the surface of the red planet. The mobile robot is designed to investigate Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. NASA/JPL-Caltech A Hampton Roads, Va., native has made the short list for a long flight – a one-way trip to Mars. Heidi Beemer, a 2007 graduate of Ocean Lakes High School Math and Science Academy, now an Army chemical officer stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., was notified Monday that she is one of 1,058 applicants to move to the second round of selections for the first four human colonists on the Red Planet. About 200,000 applications were received by Mars One, a nonprofit organization hoping to establish the colony in 2025. “I got goose bumps when she called to...

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