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Choosing the Mars Four

Choosing the Mars Four

by Vince on Thursday, 12th November 2015 in Astronaut Selection, Inside 360, People, Norbert Kraft

In our last story, we looked at how the Mars 100 will be screened to 24 candidates who will receive formal offers to train. This interview continues with Mars One Chief Medical Officer Norbert Kraft, MD, explaining the training process and selection of the final four candidates for travel to Mars. 

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Astronaut Selection Process Q&A with Dr. Norbert Kraft

Astronaut Selection Process Q&A with Dr. Norbert Kraft

by Natasha Schön on Wednesday, 9th September 2015 in Astronaut Selection, Inside 360, People, Norbert Kraft

On February 16th, 2015 we announced that 100 hopefuls have been selected to proceed to the next round of the Mars One astronaut selection process. This exciting turn in events provided the world with a glimpse into who the first people on Mars could be. The selection results sparked a lot curiosity, which is why we asked what questions you have surrounding our Astronaut Selection Process. We gathered your input and posed your questions to Dr. Norbert Kraft, Mars One's Chief Medical Officer. Here are the top questions and his answers! Additionally, check out our press release and Mars One Round Three trailer for more exciting information.

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Screening from 100 to 24

Screening from 100 to 24

by Vince on Tuesday, 14th July 2015 in Astronaut Selection, Inside 360, People, Norbert Kraft

In our last story, we looked at how the Mars 100 were selected in Mars One’s Astronaut Selection Program. Mars One's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Norbert Kraft is overseeing the selection process. Here he describes how Mars One will select 24 candidates from the 100 finalists.

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The Science of Screening Astronauts

The Science of Screening Astronauts

by Vince on Wednesday, 27th May 2015 in Astronaut Selection, Inside 360, People, Norbert Kraft

Mars One received more than 200,000 applicants, and screened them to 1,000-plus in a short time. How was this done? Chief Medical Officer Norbert Kraft, MD, developed the Mars One candidate screening process. He worked for the Japanese space agency, collaborated with the Russian space agency, and worked at NASA before joining Mars One. In this and two subsequent stories, Dr. Kraft describes the process.

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