Project Mars set to take off2013.07.17
A DUTCH business owner is looking for people who want to be the fi rst to live on Mars! He has launched a project called Mars One.
So far, no human has ever visited Mars. Many critics say the project is impossible because Mars is not a good place for humans to live.
But the businessman believes that with proper preparation, it is possible. Since the application opened, nearly 80,000 people have applied to start a new life on Mars.
The first four settlers will be transported to Mars in 2023, according to proposal. After two years, four more people will be sent to join them. People will continue to settle on Mars and to build a colony. By the time the total number reaches 20, the colony could be self-sufficient. That means they would be able to take care of themselves and continue to build the settlement on their own.
The project will be filmed for a reality television series to help cover the running costs.