Mars One’s goal is to build the first human settlement on Mars and essentially turn the whole mission into a reality TV show, real time documentary. Despite many people being skeptical as well as numerous financial, technical, and human concerns, the company is continuing to try complete its goal.
The Mars One mission doesn’t look very promising on paper. Around 200,000 people have applied to fight for a spot on this one-way trip to the red planet that will be broadcast to the world as a reality TV series—a challenging mission profile as far as financial, technical, and human factors are concerned. But the company behind the mission is forging ahead. In advance of the first manned crew, Mars One is set to send an unmanned payload in 2018 that will return the first streaming video from the surface of Mars.