Sending humans on a mission to Mars is hard, dangerous and expensive. No one doubts that, but the folks running the Mars One project believe it’s not an insurmountable venture.
Considered by many to be the most audacious and complex space mission of its kind, the aim is to select astronaut candidates from the general public, send them on a one-way journey to establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet and have the entire adventure broadcast and paid for as a TV reality show.
In order to pave the way for the first humans to Mars, the Dutch-based Mars One foundation plans on placing communication satellites, rovers and supplies on Mars.
The space exploration community at large has been skeptical about the Mars One mission and its ability to turn plans into reality, considering the many technical, financial and logistic hurdles.
And this week Canadian ex-astronaut Julie Payette poured cold water over the much-hyped plans by saying she believes “no one is going anywhere in tenRead More »from Mars One mission may not be possible without advancement in technology, methods