Mars One


The current technology does exist, and it is possible to go to Mars.

The way this project is socially financed, depends on public interest, and people will are interested in the idea of people living on Mars much more then living on the Moon for example. People will be interested in what the colony on Mars might find, and experience there. The colony will grow their own food and produce their own energy. It is expected that the people on Mars will eventually declare their own independence.

Initial funding will probably come from sponsors and investors who will help bridge the gap between people going to Mars, and the increase of public interest. These sponsors and investors will help finance the hardware before the massive wave of interest focuses on the Mars-one Project. Major public interest will occur in 2022, when the first crew leave the earth, and in 2023 when they walk on Mars—that is the time there will be big revenues, but the expenditures must happen before that (and that is the time that sponsors and investors are needed).

The people that go to Mars will stay there permanently; as there is not return technology available yet. this is not unusual, as we have left for new countries on one way trips and leaving our families forever.

The international space station does show us that we can live in space and certainly on Mars.

Initially robots will test the transports and check out good spots for the settlement (including sources of water). Equipment will be sent along with supplies. There will be two of everything for safety reasons.

The Robots will build the base initially.


Basic description of colonizing Mars

When the habituates are safe live in, a crew of four people will be sent to Mars. But these people will still have a lot of work to do including setting up farms. A second crew (of four people) will also arrive later on (2 years later). Once the settlement is fully built: the colonists will start to explore Mars.

New crews (of four people) will arrive every two years, so the settlement will be a growing continuously and that will give the colony more capabilities to do various projects. There will come a point in time when the Mars-colony can support itself and will no longer need assistance form earth.

This will be social event, and the funding depend will depend on this. In 2022 there will be 4 billion people that have access to the internet.

Bas Lansdorp believes that social events like the Olympic games generates enough income to supply the money to go to Mars. Mars One will use the same social model to generate income, and such a model is realistic.

People on Mars, will be routinely exploring places that no human being has ever been before. This is also a adventure for human kind, and with modern communications, every person on earth could feel that they are a part of this adventure.


  • Food Production (main task for first settlers)
  • Exploration
  • Mineral and Rock analysis
  • Scientific Experiments as requested for Earth
  • Energy Production (second main task for settlers)
  • Raw Material Extraction (for materials required energy supplies, building materials for housing, and other items). Mars might also have certain material mixes that are not available on earth for example.
  • It is very difficult to predict what will happen beyond this point—as the future holds a lot of possibilities, and possibly new technologies that could be quite useful.
  • By 2050, the colony on Mars would have declared their independence form Earth it is hoped.


  • The trip to Mars is not an unusual time span for humans as it is already done routinely for the ISS (with astronauts staying in space for roughly the same time spans or much longer). The trip to Mars will not be technically challenging. It can be challenging for the people inside the capsule (psychologically)—but not much more then a similar trip to the ISS.
  • Choosing the astronauts: the process has started, and anyone could apply. The second round will have only people that are suitable for the Mars mission (chosen by a panel of experts; the decision itself being based on what has been put into the applications for the mission to Mars, and direct interview with the applying person and a selection committee in their country if possible). After this, it is hoped that national television will allow people to vote for the person who will be their ambassador to Mars. There will be a number of National winners. The selection committee will also select a few people from the people that did not win.
    • In the Second round, the selection committee will create teams, for the people to work with; because the people will need to like the team that they are in. These teams will compete against each other.
    • The teams will train for 7 years, and they will learn all the skill. A number of Experts will then determine with teams are ready to go to Mars.
    • For the teams that are ready, the world will be asked to vote on who will be the next envoys to the next planet to be colonized (Mars).
    • A democratic process is used to select the team that goes to Mars, because in a thousand years, people will still remember who they are, and this selection process allows for this.
    • The financial calculations of the cost of sending people to colonize mars is based on private companies doing the work, as their quotes tend to be cheaper. some buffers have been added to quoted prices from every private company concerned to cover uncertainties, failures. The final price of the project is based on what Bas Lansdorp believes is realistic, and such a budget will make the Mars-one mission possible.
    • People will not be selected on the basis of their expertise (because they will be trained for seven years), they will instead be selected for their abilities to work with a group. Thus the final group that does go to Mars will consist of the type of people that will succeed in working with each other in the longer term time period that is a requirement for the mission and the standard life of a colonist. The selected team will also have to be able to cope with the trip to Mars in the very confined quarters inside a small space vessel for seven months, before they arrive on Mars.
    • In 2015, six groups of people that will train full time for the mission for seven years. These groups on earth will be trained for conditions on Mars, in simulated environments. Those groups will face all sorts of terrible conditions in the simulated Mars environments, to see if the groups stick together and don’t break apart. When the final groups goes to Mars: they will be trained in everything they might need to do on Mars to survive any hazardous situations.

Mars One introduction film

✎ Mars One introduction film (updated version) [ video ]:

✎ Bas Lansdorp – One way ticket to Mars ( Login )

✎ Bas Lansdorp – One way ticket to Mars ( Login ) [ video ]:

✎ Mars One Candidates That Gharr Takes An Interest In

  • Darlene Denis Ex-Trainee astronaut and Ex-Mars colonist [article]:
  • @marsrader:,–did not make it to the third round.
  • @MelissaEde:–did not make it to the third round. however it is very hard to predict where a person this motivated might end up, Gharr will certainly be taking a great interest in this person… they are someone you don’t meet everyday… nothing seems impossible when @MelissaEde is involved in a project!
    • Gharr sometimes passes updates on news about colonization of the solar system, new spacecraft engines, rare metals & helium 3 or other materials that might be of interest, what other people colonizing the solar system might be doing, how long it takes to get to another galaxy and many other strange things about space travel, Mars and son on. It is hard to tell if @MelissaEde likes these updates as they can be technical or have maths or strange scientific words in them. Gharr asked @MelissaEde about this.
      • Gharr: “🚀 @MelissaEde I’m not sure if you enjoy my updates about the colonization of the solar system and our galaxy–but more news is now available”
      • Mellissa: “@Gharr_home Of course I enjoy them thank you :)”
      • Gharr: “🚀@MelissaEde Thanks. Glad 2 be able to serve community of trainee astronauts, & Mars colonists that provide interesting things 4 me to share.”
      • Mellissa: “@Gharr_home you’re awesome 🙂 thank you #marsone”
    • Fortunately it seems that worry is not an issue. Promoting people also means trying very hard not to annoy them.

Hash Tags

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Last edited in Apr 2014

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