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2 Filipinas qualified to join Mars One team


Two lucky Filipinas will be joining one hundred people who passed the eliminations for them to explore the planet Mars.

Jaymee Del Rosario, 27 years old and Minerva Ranenes were two of the luckiest individuals among the six hundred candidates who passed the second elimination round.

According to the Mars One Astronaut selection process, 202,586 people from different parts of the world submitted their application to join the Mars One team.

From the remaining 100, 39 are all Americans, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia which includes the two Filipinas, 7 from Africa and 7 from Oceania.

According to Bas Landsdrop, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mars One, the remaining 100 qualifiers will still go through an extensive elimination round and it’s important to know who is worthy of setting foot in Mars.

Del Rosario is the CEO and founder of the International Metal Source, distributor of raw materials and exotic alloys in Aerospace, Defense and Commercial industries since 2009.

Meanwhile, Raneses is a writer, describing herself as an intellectual wanderer who wants to further her knowledge and philosophy.

The two assures everyone that they will do their best to fulfill their mission on how to preserve human life.

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