Husband Of Woman Selected For One-Way Mission To Mars Speaks About Support & People Thinking She's 'Abandoning' Her Family!
Talk about love!
If you haven't heard about this, there's a little thing that's going to be happening in 2026 called the Mars One Project — a very controversial one-way mission to Mars in hopes of establishing a permanent human colony on the planet — yeah, you read that right!
The mission is privately funded by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, who announced the project in 2012, and the manned mission launch is planned for 2026 with four people on the first trip and and four more every 2 years after that!
It just so happens that 36-year-old Sonia Van Meter was one of the people chosen for the mission. Van Meter lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Jason Stanford, and two step-sons, Henry, 13, and Hatcher, 11 — all of which support her mission! Recently Jason spoke out about his feelings regarding her mission and the criticism that his wife has received for "abandoning" her family!
Stanford wrote in a piece addressing the support of his wife that: