If you would like to go to Mars, or help others go to Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for volunteers to spend 500 days in a simulated spacecraft in Moscow. You will get to travel to Mars, spend 30 days doing surface operations once there, and then return.
I would apply, but having just started graduate school I have other commitments for the next 1.4 years. Also, while it seems I can leave my wife for a few months for Antarctica, I would not want to leave her to spend 1.4 years in Moscow.
For details, read up on the recently completed 105 day mission simulation.Tags: ESA, Mars