Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Goodbye, Earth: 'We're going to live on Mars in 2027'

Posted by Anup Baral | October 20, 2016 :
The race is on to land a human on Mars. Elon Musk recently announced plans for his company SpaceX to send people to the Red Planet, swiftly followed by Boeing throwing down the gauntlet by boldly stating that it will get to Mars first. But they're not the only ones in contention. Dutch organization Mars One is confident it can get there too. "We're going to live on Mars in 2027," said Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp, in an interview for CNN Inspirations: Out of This World. His ambitious plans are to set up a long-term Mars colony. "It's going to be a mission of permanent settlement," said Lansdorp. "The people that we send there are going on a mission forever, for the rest of their lives. That is really what makes Mars One possible." The crew will be selected from members of the public. It's strictly a one-way trip, but that hasn't stopped tens of thousands of people applying for a place on board.

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