Mars One

What roles do views, rating and popularity play in the astronaut selection?

The decision of selecting the applicants that will pass to Round 2 will lie solely with the Mars One selection committee and will be based on the quality of the applicant according to this criteria.

An audience vote will be crucial in later stages of the application program when all applicants in the running have been selected by experts (in subsequent selection rounds) or fully trained (in the decisive audience vote before the launch).

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