Mars Voyage Calls On The Power Of The Crowd To Its Determine Missions

Mars Voyage Calls On The Power Of The Crowd To Its Determine Missions

Mars One is looking to the public for financial assistance and unwavering support.

Serena Chu
  • 13 december 2013

The Mars One foundation recently shared news of its partnership with Lockheed Martin and satellite company SSTL for an exploratory mission in 2018 to launch the first private aircraft to the red planet. This partnership will see the creation of an updated version of the Phoenix lander that Lockheed Martin developed for NASA in 2007. Along with this, they introduced an Indiegogo campaign, which will help fund for the mission’s concept studies. Mars One wants to give the public a proof of concept.

The plan is to deploy the first Mars One crew in 2025, with additional crew landing every two years. But before that can happen, a sustainable outpost must be established, which the team looks to accomplish between 2018 and 2022.


Mars One welcomes university students to chip in to the project and experiment with different ideas. The winning idea will be launched abroad the lander. Indiegogo backers will also have the chance to contribute to the project by voting for their favorite “mission decisions” in 2014.

Most of the project fundings are coming from sponsors and partners. The accumulated crowd funds will no doubt facilitate the mission statements. However, in a press conference, Lansdrop said, “the pubic contributions are very important to us, but more from an audience engagement point of view.”

Out of the 200,000 applications received, Mars One will be selecting a team of 4 to ascend. But for those true adventurers out there, the mission concept does not object to the idea of a one-way flight for people who are willing to spend the rest of their lives on Mars. Check out the Indiegogo campaign, and be a part of history in the making.

Here is the promotional video for the project, take a look.

Mars One

Source, Image: Indiegogo




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