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Mars One Ventures AG: Mars One seeks content production partner for round 3
astronaut selection

12.01.2017 / 11:59
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Amersfoort, January 12, 2017-- Mars One today releases a request for proposals
for the media content production covering its astronaut selection round three.
Mars One welcomes proposals from production companies with proven experience in
creating high quality, factual storytelling for a global audience.

Mars One's third selection round is designed to trim down the remaining 100 Mars
One astronaut candidates to forty through a series of team challenges. It will
be the first time all candidates will meet in person and demonstrate their
capabilities as a team. Candidates will start the group challenges in 10 groups
of 10. These groups will change throughout Round Three and the selection round
will end with 40 candidates.

"The challenges are designed to determine the candidate's key competencies.
Additionally, individual debriefing sessions after each group challenge will
provide us with insights into morale, motivation, norm settings, coping
strategies and decision making", explains Dr. Norbert Kraft, Chief Medical
Officer of Mars One and head of Mars One's Selection Committee. "The production
partner will have full access to all selection and evaluation activities during
Selection Round Three. Although the production partner will not have any
influence on the selection process and activities, we encourage proposals to
include audience engagement during the selection round. Our expertise lays in
crew selection, it will be the job of the our production partner to share this
process with the world in the most exciting and engaging way."

After Round Three, forty remaining Round Four Candidates will begin the
isolation portion of the screening process. The results of the isolation
challenge will reduce the forty candidates down to thirty who will then undergo
the Mars Settler Suitability Interview. Up to 24 candidates will be selected
after the interview and will be offered full-time employment with Mars One to
start training for the mission of permanent settlement on Mars.


Bas Lansdorp, CEO and co-founder of Mars One says: "Humans going to Mars will be
one of the most exciting events of the 21st century. Our selection process is an
important part of the preparations, and one that will inspire and educate. We're
not looking to create a "Big Brother on Mars" - the quality of the teams we
select will always prevail over entertainment. Mars One's Selection Process is
lead by a team of astronaut crew selection specialists that will maintain
control of the selection process. Our aim is to find the best group of
candidates to potentially become the first humans on Mars. By sharing this with
the world via an exciting and inspiring TV or web series we'd like to engage a
global community and share our mission to Mars with anyone who is interested in
the next giant leap for mankind."

The five-day Selection Round Three will take place between August and December
2017. The closing date for production proposal submissions is February 1st, 2017
- 9 AM CET. Submitted proposals are judged on a number of criteria, including
but not limited to the international reach of the project, style and format,
interactive elements, credentials of the production team, and budget. Suzanne
Flinkenflögel, Director of Communications of Mars One says, "We're looking for a
production partner whose strength lies in factual, non-scripted storytelling to
an international audience. Content proposals should find the right balance
between being inspiring, informative, educational, and entertaining."

More information

-Request For Proposals (PDF)

- Profiles of Mars One selection committee members:

oNorbert Kraft, M.D.

oProf. Raye Kass, PhD

oJames Kass, PhD

-Keynote presentation by Norbert Kraft, M.D. about Mars One's Astronaut
Selection Round Three (YouTube)

-Norbert Kraft, M.D. answers four questions about Round Three in Mars One's
Astronaut Selection Process (YouTube)

-In-depth articles on Mars One's Astronaut Selection Process

-The 100 Mars One Round Three Astronaut Candidates (The Mars100)

-Mars One Astronaut Selection Round Three Trailer (YouTube)

About Mars One
Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Before
carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars, several unmanned
missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement waiting for the
first astronauts to arrive.

Mars One consists of two entities: the not-for-profit Mars One Foundation and
the publicly trading Mars One Ventures AG [FRA: KCC], ISIN: CH0132106482. The
Mars One Foundation implements, and manages the mission and owns the mission
hardware. It also selects and trains the crews, and is building an ever growing
community of experts and supporters that follow the progress of the mission and
contribute to it.

Mars One Ventures holds the exclusive monetization rights around the Mars One
mission. There are many revenue possibilities around the mission to Mars:
merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, partnerships,
Intellectual Property, events, games, apps, and many more.

For more information about Mars One, please visitwww.mars-one.com.

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Company:  Mars One Ventures AG

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