Minn. Man Finalist In Mars Colonization Plan

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Woodbury man could be traveling to a place no human has ever seen. He’s a finalist to be one of the first people to live on Mars.

A Dutch company  has a plan to colonize Mars before 2025. They have bubbles that astronauts would live in and a whole plan on how to exist.

A Twin Cities man, Jackson Kisling, who works on engineering local railroads is a finalist to be part of the mission. He says three other Minnesotans are finalists, too.

Not every day a diehard Star Trek fan finds out he could be living in outer space, but that’s what happened to Kisling.

“Oh yes! Live long and prosper,” he laughed Tuesday, imitating the show’s Mr. Spock with a Vulcan salute. 

And a substantial part of his life could be spent on another planet.

“Oh I’m scared,” he said. “I wouldn’t be human…

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