PERMANENT SETTLEMENT

Mars One's final goal is to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Currently, Mars is the only planet we know of that could feasibly support human life. We must be concerned with our future as a species, especially considering Earth may not last as long as we hope - so it is important that we have a backup plan. This is why it's important that humans take the first step to become a multi-planetary species. Mars One has arleady started contracting established aerospace companies that will be able to develop the required systems. Everything requires design, construction and testing, but no major scientific breakthroughs are required to send humans to Mars and to sustain life there.

There will be several unmanned missions that will be completed leading up to the main goal in 2023 - getting human life to sustain on Mars. This will make sure the environment on Mars is safe, as well as provide the hardware needed to build the settlements, for the first group of trained crew and civilians.

THE HOW

There is water present in the soil that can be made available to the settlement for hygiene, drinking, and farming. Water can be collected from the soil by breaking it up with a drill and harvesting the resulting fragments. Carbon dioxide is a concern, but it can be taken from the atmosphere by plant life. Solar panels will be in use, since the Sun is a reliable source. This will save time and money while avoiding the risks that come from nuclear power source. The first settlement will install approximately 3,000 square meters of power generating surface area. Mars One is a private company, whose suppliers are chosen based on price and quality instead of political or national preferences.

COUNTDOWN CLOCK

The countdown clock is here for people to be excited about what's to come! Before you know it, we will be sending humans to Mars!








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