Ambitious Mars One project would have people live there for their entire lives

Mars One


Forget about Newt’s plan to settle the moon. The folks over at Mars One want to put a human settlement on Mars by 2023.

The plan according to co-founder Bas Lansdorp is to get four people to the planet using a 4-step process.

  • 2016 – A communication satellite and supplies will be sent first.
  • 2018 – A large planetary rover capable will land and search the planet for an appropriate area to colonize.
  • 2020 – Living units, life support units, another rover, and more supplies will be sent. The rovers will build the various components and make it habitable.
  • 2022 – September, the crew of 4 will depart for the 7-month trip once the colony is ready.

Every two years, more people will be sent. It currently has a projected budget of $6 billion and will be privately funded. The last time a human has walked on another heavenly body was in 1972 when we walked on the moon for the last time. We have never put a person on Mars.

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Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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Alexander BK
June 10th, 2012 at 10:15 am

Thats wonderful news! 

June 10th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Sign me up!

Oliver Nguyen
June 10th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

A survey on this article has been posted to Survcast: <=  Question #4: 
Would you consider being the first to colonize Mars?

June 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

This is definitely not possible. It is just a futile attempt of a publicity stunt. Techi please dont post hoaxes.

June 23rd, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Tell that to the leading space exploration and technology programs that signed on, including SpaceX


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