Details of the next stage of the selection of candidates for the project Mars One
In September 2016, among the hundreds of finalists, 24 main candidates for flight will be selected, with whom a training contract will be concluded within ten years. Candidates will be enrolled in full-time employment. From the finalists will be formed six teams of four to achieve their coherent work and full mutual understanding. Further command changes will not be possible. One of the requirements will be an equal number of men and women in groups.
Great attention is paid to the selection of candidates because after the start from the Earth they will never be able to part. The slightest disagreement or resentment can be fatal for the entire expedition. The project management allows an increase in the population of the Martian expedition, but the possibility of return is not even considered.