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Virgle launched by Google and Virgin

Apr 1 2008, 1:43am CDT | by

Virgle launched by Google and Virgin
 
 

This year Sir Richard Branson posted a story on the Google Blog announcing Virgle.

Virgle, Inc., a joint venture between the Virgin Group and Google. Virgle's goal the establishment of a permanent human settlement on Mars.
You can actually apply to become a Virgle Pioneer filling out a survey.

The Virgle 100 Year Plan's milestones will include Virgle Pioneer selection (2008-2010), the first manned journey to Mars (2016), a Virgle Inc. initial public offering to capitalize on the first manned journey to Mars (2016), the founding of the first permanent Martian municipality, Virgle City (2050), and the achievement of a truly self-sustaining Martian civilization with a population exceeding 100,000 (2108).

It would not be Google if there would not be an open Source Planet program as well.
Richard Branson also talks about Virgle personally in a video that can be seen below.
More details on the Virgle project page.

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If you have not realized it yet, it is April Fools' Day. Google is known for announcing an elaborate hoax on April 1st.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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