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Two Saskatoon men cut from proposed ‘Mars One’ mission

Two Saskatoon men did not make the short-list of candidates for the proposed one-way “Mars One” mission. NASA

SASKATOON – It was disappointing news for two Saskatoon men who were hoping to have a one-way ticket to the planet Mars. Justin Semenoff and Andrew Cooper were cut from the controversial odyssey titled “Mars One.”

A Dutch-based group intends to establish a colony on the Red Planet by 2025. More than 200,000 people applied and the local men had been short-listed with over 600 applicants from around the world.

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The group is now down to about 100 people from which 24 will ultimately be chosen to potentially live the rest of their lives on Mars.

Six Canadians remain in the running.

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