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Great Bend man hopes to live on Mars

Grady Bolding, shown where he works part-time at Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo, is one of 705 men and women worldwide who are being considered for Mars One, a private enterprise effort to colonize Mars.

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Grady Bolding of Great Bend is in the running for a trip to Mars. The 27-year-old man says he wouldn’t miss the opportunity to be part of a colony on the Red Planet, even though it would mean never returning to Earth.
“It’s not every day you get an opportunity to go to another planet,” Bolding said in an application video. Posting that video online and undergoing a physical were the latest requirements of Mars One, a nonprofit foundation based in the Netherlands that plans to establish permanent human life on Mars. Using donations and by televising its ...

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