Endemol to establish human colony on Mars in new TV series

Endemol has teamed up with an international space programme to establish a human colony on Mars.

The company's Darlow Smithson Productions subsidiary will work with Mars One, which trains astronauts on the future project.

Dsp aim to produce a "worldwide TV event" focusing on candidates as they get ready for the mission.

Endemol and Mars One have claimed that human colonies on Mars can be completed, but that there would be no return trip to Earth.

The project will include 705 candidates chosen from over 200,000 applicants, who have applied to live the rest of their lives on Mars.

They will be tested using an intense programme run by scientists and astronauts.

"Bringing the story of our incredibly brave aspiring Martians to the world now officially begins with what we feel is a perfect partnership," said Mars One co-founder and CEO Bas Lansdorp of the Dsp partnership.

"Our team felt all along
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