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January 08, 2014 edition of the Sooke News Mirror

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  • C O M M U N I T Y N E W S M E D I A

    Black PressWednesday, January 8, 2014Agreement#40110541

    NEWSM I R R O R

    Editorial Page 8

    Entertainment Page 11

    Sports/stats Page 23

    CASTING CALLSooke Harbour Players looking for a lot of good

    people.Page 11

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    Going where no one has gone beforeEast Sooke resident hopes to land on MarsPirjo RaitsSooke News Mirror

    Marina Miral feels, in some way, that she was born in the wrong cen-tury. She has an adven-turous outlook and would have been an explorer and early set-tler in the New World if she had been born in another time and place.

    The spirit is there and so is her determina-tion to become a space age explorer. Miral has been short listed as one of 1,058 potential astro-nauts who may eventu-ally land on Mars and live in a permanent human colony never to return to Earth.

    Mars One is a non-profit organization led by Dutch entrepre-neur Bas Lansdorp. He announced the private spaceflight project in May 2012 and screened 200,000 applications. East Sooke resident Marina Miral is one of the chosen ones. Her application process involved a video and essays on why she wanted to land on Mars and why she was right for the project.

    Miral is 30-years-old and is determined and excited about the pos-sibility of writing about and filming life on Mars.

    Its something inside, something Ive always wanted to do Ive always been inter-ested in space, science fiction and I watched a lot of Star Trek, that was the start of my dream, said Miral. I never thought I would have the opportunity to do that, Im thankful and if I dont go Im still thankful.

    Miral is an indepen-dent, free-thinker and a modern day explorer. She has lived in many places in British Colum-bia and loves spend-ing time in uncrowded places and seeks her solitude along paths less travelled. She doesnt want children and is committed to pursuing this journey on the red planet.

    When Miral was very young she always felt science fiction was more real than fiction. She said she was dis-appointed when she was older that the world wasnt like that and now that it is start-ing she is even more excited.

    Basically we would build a life up there and explore a new world, she said. My parents are really excited for me and support me. This is the last frontier and thats so exciting.

    The idea of never returning home is not scaring Miral, she feels the experience will outweigh it and going to space is absolutely worth it.

    The candidates will spend at least 10 years training for the Mars landing sometime in 2025.

    The idea is to get people prepared to stay there forever, Im

    completely commit-ted, said Miral.

    Miral would be leav-ing behind her sib-lings and parents. She has two sisters and a brother and only the younger sister is sad

    about it. Her mother Angela Dorsey is behind Marina 100 per cent.

    The whole program in general is amazing, said Dorsey. Its one of those things I dont

    want her to leave but its an amazing oppor-tunity to make history. I wouldnt dream of discouraging her, the potential is so big.

    She said that Marina wanting to do this is not surprising to her at all.

    Shes always been a true adventurer, she was born a century or two too late to do it in this world.

    Miral has always envied people who settled first in the New World and said that this Mars mission is even cooler.

    There are many years ahead of her before the chance comes to land on Mars and she is prepared to train as needed. The Mars One website states that before they leave the Earths atmosphere to travel to Mars, each astronaut will be put through the required eight years of train-ing. They will be iso-lated from the world for a few months every two years in groups of four in simulation facilities, to learn how they respond to liv-ing in close quarters while isolated from all humans except for the three crew members. In addition to the exper-tise and work experi-ence they must already possess, they have to learn quite a few new skills: physical and elec-trical repairs, cultivat-ing crops in confined spaces, and address-

    ing both routine and serious medical issues. (See more at: http://www.mars-one.com/mission/humankind-on-mars).

    Ive always loved liv-ing in tiny spaces and I dont want things, said Miral.

    Dorsey said a lot of people dont under-stand Marina but stated her daughter is very enthusiastic, polite and kind.

    People think Im nuts and I dont blame them, said Miral. I want people to know that some people are trying to protect us as naive applicants. Its not like that, I have an inner drive to explore and sacrifice. I would like people to support the mission and not attack it. Everybody is different and Im willing to put everything on the line for an opportu-nity to go to Mars.

    So whether or not Miral gets chosen to land on Mars 10 years from now, she isnt giv-ing up on dreams of adventures and travel. As an alternative to col-onizing Mars, she said she would like to get a sailboat and sail off on the seven seas.

    Mars One is destined to become a reality show at a cost of $6 bil-lion.

    How many people do you think would want to watch the first humans arrive on Mars? Lansdorp asked in a recent interview.

    Pirjo Raits photo

    Marina Miral hopes to be chosen to land on Mars. Below, an artists idea of what home on Mars would be for space explorers.

    GOLD!Sooke Peewee

    hockey team wins gold!

    Page 25

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    My very best wishes for a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2014...its going to be a great year !

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