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Featured EX PAF Heli Pilot chosen to train for one-way Mars mission

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  1. Devil Soul

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    Pakistani chosen to train for one-way Mars mission
    Dawn.com Published 37 minutes ago
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    Reginald Foulds. — Photo courtesy: Facebook
    A Pakistani man is among the hundred candidates — from 200,000 hopefuls — who have been chosen to train for a one-way trip to Mars, his profile on the Community Mars One website said.

    Sixty-year old Reginald Foulds, one of the final contenders for the ambitious mission, served as a helicopter pilot in the Pakistani air force before retiring in 1992. Foulds moved to Canada with his wife at the age of 42, according to a report published in the Business Insider.

    "With my 22 years of military background as an infantry officer and a helicopter pilot, I am capable of surviving in any conditions. I have been trained to stand against any odds and in any conditions. I have learnt to be adaptable, determined, curious and courageous; I am very focused in what I get out to do. I am a very reliable and a trustworthy person," says his profile.

    It adds: "I have the curiosity to explore having no fears whatsoever; to me death only comes once. I have a will to go beyond the skies to seek and discover. To me there is no such word as impossible or I can’t. I, like the Mars-One team, have a vision to leave a legacy for this world to remember for thousands of years to come. I am determined to do something literally out of this world and be one of the first human for the dawn of a new era – human life on Mars."

    Eventually, the 100 candidates will be whittled down to 24 to make up groups of four which Mars One, a Dutch not-for-profit company, is going to send on a one-way journey to the Red Planet, which lies a minimum 55 million kilometres — six months’ travel — from Earth.

    The group behind the endeavour hopes to use existing technology to fulfill the mission. However, the Red Planet has always been a complicated place for exploration with only half of the unmanned missions ever succeeding.

    The mission is expected to take approximately seven months and a recent MIT study found that even if the space junkies succeeded in landing, they would only survive for 68 days using current technology.
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    Good Luck Sir, i hope you make it to final 24...
     
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    I guess they reached right candidate, there are ample available in Pakistan for one way missions.
    Have a great trip Reginald Foulds..
     
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    Don't forget your own backyard...
     
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    I believe there are three Indians too in this list
     
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    The three must be disposable Dalits then. !!!
     
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    How realistic is this mission, actually, I don't think they'll get enough funding for such a long term mission, I don't think this project will get off on time and on in budget
     
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    I don't want Aliens to have the first contact with Humans and it is a f**king Ritika from Mumbai or wherever.

    That would be a complete let down for Aliens.
     
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    Does your opinion matter ?
     
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    Good...........
    If that`s the case,then why r they being sent in the first place.Its gonna be a suicidal mission....
     
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    he is christan
     
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    A one way trip to Mars is a highly controversial and insane idea. It would have been a much better idea to start with a round trip to the moon and get everybody safely back to Earth after so many years and gain valuable experience. After journeys to the moon gives enough experience and data about space travel, then a round trip to Mars should be planned. I hope common sense prevails.
     
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    The heli he is sitting in is an AH-1Cobra...so probably he is from Army Aviation and not PAF.