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Jonesborough resident hopes to explore final frontier

January 2nd, 2014 10:46 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Jonesborough resident hopes to explore final frontier

JONESBOROUGH — A Jonesborough resident is one step closer to an all-expenses-paid trip to Mars after the first round of cuts in a global space exploration competition.

Darlene Denis, manager of a roadside deli and gas station on Cherokee Road, learned Monday that she advanced to the second round of a process to choose candidates for the Mars One project, which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on the red planet.

She first heard about the Mars One program near the first of last year, when she saw and responded to a post on the Internet gauging interest in volunteers.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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