A new private space firm from the Netherlands called Mars One is attempting to to send four astronauts on a one-way journey to Mars in 2023. The company intends to create a ”habitable settlement” that will support settlers while they live and work on Mars. Every two years after 2023 an additional crew will arrive¸ enabling what they describe as a real living¸ growing community on Mars.
The pitch is simple¸ a Mars mission that will allow the participants to emigrate to the red planet¸ never to return. The trip will be be one way¸ allowing those who go to live and work on Mars for the rest of their lives. The company says a ‘return ticket’ is pretty much impossible when talking about the Red Planet.
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