Amersfoort, 11 of July 2016 - Mars One has introduced two new candidates to their Astronaut Selection Process to replace former candidates that decided to leave because of personal reasons. The following two new Round Three Astronaut Candidates have been added to the Mars100, giving them a chance to be among the first humans on Mars:
They were both pre-selected as potential replacement candidates following the interview round and have met all the requirements to proceed to the next selection round. The current Mars100 candidates will be facing the third selection round that is designed to trim down the remaining 100 candidates to forty through a series of group challenges. An important aspect of this round is that the candidates will compose the groups for the challenges themselves, and this procedure has already begun.
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