Two potential Martians from Spain, Angel Jane (R) and Pablo Martinez meeting in the Hotel Barcelo Sants, discuss the possibility of a one-way trip to Mars. They are two of 200 applicants, selected from 202,586, who having paid an administrative fee and are hoped to become the first permanent residents of Mars. The organisers Mars One have made it clear that returning to Earth is not in their plans. Mars One is a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands and led by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorpthat. Funding options for the project include a proposed reality television program documenting the journey. They have put forward plans to land the first humans on Mars and establish a permanent human colony there by 2027. The project's schedule, technical and financial feasibility, as well as ethics have been widely criticised by scientists, engineers and those in the aerospace industry.