Mission Possible: Human Settlement on Mars by 2026

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson the world renowned Astrophysict and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City,  recently welcomed Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch Entreprenuer  and the CEO of Mars One,  on his science talk show, Star Talk on the National Geographic Channel, Lansdorp sat down with Tyson to discuss Mars One’s plan to send a group of space settlers to Mars — and then leave them there. Lansdorp has received a lot of publicity for his idea, as well as a hefty amount of criticism. But Tyson was unexpectedly open to the CEO’s ideas, giving Lansdorp a platform to explain the Mars One concept — while providing very little commentary on the improbability of the mission.  Read the full story: www.theverge.com

Mars One’s goal is to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. 

Bas Lansdorp

Bas Lansdorp

Human settlement on Mars is the next giant leap for humankind. This exploration of the solar system will bring the human race closer together. Mars is the next step of the voyage into the universe. Furthermore, human settlement on Mars will aid the understanding of the origins of the solar system, the origins of life, and human’s place in the universe. As with the Apollo Moon landings, a human mission to Mars will inspire generations to believe that all things are possible and that anything can be achieved with perseverance.

Mars One believes that human settlement on Mars will be the most profound and influential event of the 21st century. In 100 years, children will learn about this time and they will know the date of the first human landing on Mars. It will be common knowledge that this was the first established colony beyond Earth.  Read more: Mars-one.com

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