Mars Mission 2016 is about to be launched. It will be a virtual trip to Mars that will virtually launch on or about 24 February 2016. Leading up to the launch will be information on the design, planning, and preparation for the journey.

Interested in becoming a crew member? After the website goes live there will be a astronaut application form and a list of available positions and requirements for the job.

What does a virtual astronaut have to do? Selected astronauts will be required to research and become knowledgeable about their field. They will be required to publish information on this website on a regular basis to inform the rest of the crew and people following along with the adventure.

Crew members will fall into one of the following age groups and some positions will oversee the work of others. The age categories are:

  • Under 11 years old
  • 11 to 14 years old
  • 15 to 18 years old
  • Over 18 years old

The mission will go live in early January 2016.