Out of this world recruitment

Selection process for Mars mission focuses on personalities
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2014

When Christy Foley got the good news, it came in the form of an email: She was one step closer to, one day, watching the sunrise from Mars.

Foley is one of 75 Canadians — and 1,058 earthlings — to be selected for the second round of the Mars One mission of establishing a permanent human settlement on the red planet.

The mission, led by a Dutch not-for-profit foundation and supported largely by a crowdfunding campaign, plans to depart with its first crew of four in 2024.