By Erin McPike, CNN
Tens of thousands of people have sent in audition tapes to a Dutch non-profit in hopes of being picked for a chance of a lifetime.
The organization Mars One is looking for people willing to give up their lives on earth to become the first humans to live on the red planet.
What it would take to get you to leave Earth forever, to live on Mars?
That's right, Dutch foundation Mars One is trolling for pioneers to colonize the red planet. You just have to be at least 18-years-old to apply.
Wait, so you wouldn't leave behind your friends, hot pizza, cold drinks? No worries. There are at least 100,000 earthlings who say they would.
The mission will cost $6 billion. Mars one is considering turning the video application process into a, you guessed it, reality TV show in order to offset the costs.
"When you arrive on Mars, you will find a habitable settlement on the planet, but it's not finished yet. It's not your home yet. So the first half-year you will be doing a lot of construction," said Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One.
Lansdorp dreamt up this voyage in 1997 and is dedicating his life to accomplishing the mission.
"Groups that we have in training might drop out, or we might think that a group is not qualified, or someone in a group might be ill, and no longer eligible. So we will be repeating the application process every year," said Lansdorp.
It'll only cost you $38 to apply, which is about the average cost of a college application in the United States last year. But it'll take more than just your vitals and your interests. You have to tell Mars One what stresses you out, what frightens you, and when you've experienced a situation with a culture different than your own.
"Landing it will be very, very tricky. Protecting the first four, and subsequent people, from radiation is going to be hard. And maintaining health, with kind of minimal facilities, for the rest of these folks' lives, as they build up the settlement, I think will be a real challenge. And producing food on the surface of Mars. So there are a lot of obstacles," said Prof. John Logsdon with George Washington University.
Now remember, once you go, you can't go home again. But for some applicants, maybe that's a good thing?
Now, if you really do want to apply, the deadline for this round is at the end of the month. But you'll have more chances, because mars one wants to recruit multiple groups, in case people drop out of the program, and they eventually want o send additional missions in the hopes of having more than 100 Martians in the next 40 years.