A man named Ken Sullivan just found out he's one of the final 1,000 applicants to go to Mars in 2024, as part of the Mars One project.  Which is awesome for him . . . but apparently not so much for his wife and four kids.  (check out his application video below)

  In sickness and in health, in good times and bad, until Mars do us part.  They weren’t exactly the marriage vows Becky Sullivan agreed to, but it’s increasingly looking like a reality.  Missions would consist of four people, with the first one scheduled to blast off in 2024 and subsequent missions to take off every two years.  Ken Sullivan, has made the cut from more than 200,000 applicants to 1,058 for a one-way trip to settle the Red Planet as part of the Mars One Project.  It’s led to some difficult conversations around the dinner table.

Leaving behind a wife is difficult enough, but Ken Sullivan, 38, has four children ranging in age from 6 months to 13 years old.

 

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Click on this link for the story and video from the Salt Lake Tribune