In 2014 Richard Branson of Virgin and Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brinn have set up a site dedicated to the exploration and eventual colonisation of Mars. Called Virgle it looks at potential sites for landing as well as the technological requirements. Do you want to be a pioneer? Then the application form can be found on the site.  Is it a Spoof…hmmm??  Let's just say it was posted on 1/4/08