The Dutch nonprofit Mars One, which hopes to send a small group of humans on a one-way mission to establish a colony on the surface of Mars in 2022, has received applications from 78,000 people who are willing to leave Earth and never come back. What do you think?

“I’d be willing to hold down the fort here if everyone wanted to go.”

Albert Calvo • Mortising Machine Operator

“They’ll need a brash leader, a sexy female chemist, an eccentric mechanic, and a mysterious stowaway, but could they use an out-of-work insurance actuary?”

Marc Lin • Unemployed

“Is there something wrong here on Earth? Everything seems pretty good to me.”

Anya Zylberfain, • Bottle Label Inspector