After watching a two hour debate on the feasibility of the Mars One mission last night, I think I finally understand its problem. It’s not that the company is broke. It’s that we don’t yet have the technology to sustain human life on Mars, and Mars One still won’t admit it.
None of us would be alive today without plants, and if humans want to survive beyond Earth long-term, we’ll need to bring our leafy greens with us. Eventually, astronauts are going to have to become space farmers.
NASA really wants humans make it to Mars, and it also really wants to be the one that gets us there. In fact, NASA administrator Charles Bolden went so far as to say that “No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars.”
American cosplayer Maggie Duckworth has a chance at being one of the first human beings to set foot on Mars. And, when that's done, be the first human being to cosplay on Mars.
Remember Mars One? The mega-hyped, one way ticket to go start a colony on Mars assuming it could get a ship and funding and capable colonists and training facilities and the major technological advances necessary to make it all happen? Surprise! According to one finalist, the whole thing is pretty much a scam.
While the private Mars One colonization project targeted for 2025 is by no means a done deal, that hasn't stopped people from signing up for it. This is an interview with Sonia Van Meter, one of the final 100 candidates.
Mars One is the program that's planning on sending four humans on a one-way trip to Mars to establish a human colony. Applications are in, a shortlist has been made, and all that's left to do is um fly to Mars, build a colony, and die a lonely death among the stars. The Guardian has asked a few of the colonist…
The brave men and women living in a (mock) Martian base (in Utah), have met a (mock) brutal and fiery end. After an (actual) greenhouse fire sent flames soaring up 10 feet into the air, our (mock) astronauts have been laid to rest (in their respective homes as they see fit). Goodbye and godspeed, you magnificent…
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Mars One may have taken us by surprise when the non-profit organization boldly announced that it would put colonists on Mars in the 2020s. We were even more amazed when legions of amateur astronauts signed up for a one-way ticket to the red rock. However, MIT students believe the effort, in its current form, is doomed…
Last year, twenty-thousand people were vying for the possibility of a seat aboard the Mars One — the project that aims to stick a human settlement up on Mars. That number has been whittled down to the finalists — and one of them shared his reason with us for trying to get aboard.
Over 200,000 people applied for a one-way trip to Mars. Some are driven by curiosity of exploring; others have no reason to stay on Earth. VITA BREVIS FILMS put together a documentary investigating who wants to leave, and why.
Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything…
Right now, there are dozens of theoretical proposals for how humans could eventually populate Mars (or the Moon), each as crazy as the next: Space elevator. Inflatables. Giant 3D printer. But there's something wonderful about watching these zany concepts emerge, each with its own unique logic. The latest? A plan to…
In the first three days of accepting applications, the Mars One project has received a whopping 20,000 applications, with more than 600 coming from China alone. The project plans to send a select group of colonists to the Red Planet for permanent settlement — with permanent being the key word.
No, really. The Mars One Project, which is aiming to put a human on Mars by 2023, is holding tryouts in the time-honored tradition of such esteemed human achievements as The Real World, The Amazing Race, The Bachelor, and countless other reality shows. That is to say: with audition tapes.
Bas Lansdorp has big plans for Mars, not to mention the human race. By 2023, the Dutch entrepreneur intends to colonize the Red Planet in the first of a series of one-way human missions. It's all a part of Mars One, a project he founded, and one that he hopes will soon become a "global media spectacle."
The Mars One project wants to send you on a trip to the Red Planet by 2023. Yes, really. There's just one caveat: it's a one-way trip. Think you're up for it?