This has just appeared on the wires purportedly having been posted by Sir Richard Branson to the Official Google Blog. The post talks about a joint venture set up between Google and Virgin to put a human settlement on Mars. Well, if anyone outside of NASA had the funds to do it these two would be good candidates.

But wait a minute, check your calendars… It’s 1st April. Of course this is a jolly wheeze from those pranksters at Google. However, if you think this is for real then there is an application for you to becomes a Virgle Pioneer here. Good luck!