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Fort Campbell soldier makes 1st round cut for trip to Mars

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Heidi Beemer, a 2007 graduate of Ocean Lakes High School Math and Science Academy, now an Army chemical officer stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., was notified Monday that she is one of 1,058 applicants to move to the second round of selections for the first four human colonists on the Red Planet.

About 200,000 applications were received by Mars One, a nonprofit organization hoping to establish the colony in 2025.

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