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Wife Wants One-Way Ticket to Mars (Really), Husband Shares His Thoughts

Sonia Van Meter is a wife and stepmother who has made the semifinalist list to join a crew on a one-way trip to Mars in the attempt to establish a permanent human colony there. From over 200,000 applicants, Sonia is now just one of 1,058 remaining for the Mars One mission. Her husband, Jason Stanford, has written a very thoughtful piece for Texas Monthly, about his emotions, the comments and reactions to this news and of his wife's ambitions. The articles raises many great questions and stretches the boundaries of what our wedding vows really stand for. Jason also discusses the harsh speculative publicity and even how gender stereotypes have helped frame his situation. Click the link above and definitely give this one a read. 

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