I think we can all agree that space exploraration sounds pretty awesome. Especially because if you are reading this blog post, you probably are into sci-fi on a semi-unhealthy level. You've seen every Star Wars film, every Star Trek episode and movie, and countless other space and interplanetary related flicks. Am I right?
Well, it is looking like in about ten years shit is about to get real with interplanetary exploration, and it will start on Mars! Not only that but it will not cost you as a tax payer a damned thing! It is being conducted by a co-op of private corporations. It's called the Mars One project. From their page:
Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. A habitable settlement will be waiting for the settlers when they land. The settlement will support them while they live and work on Mars the rest of their lives. Every two years after 2023 an additional crew will arrive, such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars. Mars One has created a technical plan for this mission that is as simple as possible. For every component of the mission we have identified at least one potential supplier. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!
Check out this video explaining the project better:
As mentioned in the video, the volunteers being sent to Mars will spend the rest of their lives there. Since there are not resources like food and water on the red planet, apparently corporations will have to send care packages up there basically forever. I just hope these companies don't ever go out of business... Anyway, it still sounds like an awesome idea.
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