Questions tagged [mars-one]

Mars One is an organization that proposes to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by sending people on a one-way journey there, making it possible to launch with smaller rockets and have more space for payload.

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Does a one way mission to Mars make more economic and scientific sense than a two way mission?

A one way mission skips any return rocket needs, extends the research mission by decades and slowly builds up the infrastructure on the surface. The longer mission on Mars would require regular ...
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Is there an end-of-mission for Mars One?

So far, it appears Mars One will be one-way mission to Mars, to establish a colony with no options to return to Earth, astronauts staying on Mars to the end of their lives. But does that mean the ...
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Does Mars One actually do anything?

I see SpaceX making a lot of technological advancements that will eventually lead to Mars settlement, such as development of affordable and reusable rockets. They're actually getting a lot of things ...
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About Mars One's journey to Mars

My question is about Mars-one's plan to send people to Mars in 2025. I want to know why it is a one-way trip and not a round-trip. People already landed on Moon in 1969 and successfully came back to ...
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What is SpaceX's stance on Mars One?

The Mars One website lists SpaceX as a supplier for their launch vehicle and that they did receive a "letter of interest" from them along other suppliers. Mars One cofounder Bas Lansdorp has visited ...
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Does Mars One plan on taking precautions to ensure the Martian environment is not contaminated with Earth biota?

We have seen in these questions that one of the primary concerns in sending humans (or anything for that matter, but especially humans) to Mars is contamination of the Martian environment: How would ...
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Will the Mars Transit Vehicle need to include a water recycling system?

An NIH abstract writes to say A daily water intake of 3.7 L for adult men and 2.7 L for adult women meets the needs of the vast majority of persons. Mars One touts a crew-size of four with a ...
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Is vibration useful in shaking off Mars dust?

I had just read this article about how they were trying to figure out how to make a vibrating superconductor move in 1 direction, for propulsion, but it didn't sound too promising. So I thought of ...
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Will any Indian in the final crew of the Mars One missions be in violation of Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code?

Last year the Mars One Foundation invited volunteers for a one-way trip to take up residence with the War-Lord. Over 200,000 humans volunteered; amongst them close to 20,000 Indians. A fraction of ...
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Has any government published an official recommendation regarding Mars One?

To my knowledge, most governments throughout the world seem to run institutions that give recommendations regarding safety and wellbeing of their citizens when travelling abroad in one form or another,...
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Is 'Mars One' a one-way mission for fear of infecting Earth with unknown pathogens?

Will the Mars One mission team be testing samples to know for sure that there are no deadly viruses on Mars? If there are no viruses, will this pave the way for Mars travel? What would be the ...
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Will Santa Claus deliver presents to Mars in 2025? [closed]

Recently, CNN informed us that Mars One seems to still be on track for landing on Mars in 2025. If this is the case, we may have humans celebrating the first Christmas on Mars of all time. Since this ...
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What is the projected death-rate displacement for colonists to Mars?

Unlike Earth Mars does not have an atmosphere with oodles of Carbon Dioxide and water-vapour. lacks a planet-wide magnetic field Even alone these two factors make a significant difference to the ...
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Is wind-power a viable backup power source for Mars One?

A question related to What power source options provide reliable and sustainable power generation for a Martian Colony, particularly the answer that solar and nuclear based energy sources being the ...
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How will the Mars One landing site be chosen?

How is Mars One planning on choosing a landing site? Will they be able to use NASA assets (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, etc) to assist with choosing a site, or will they have to make do with public ...
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Could the Mars One rovers be used to carry personnel?

In the Mars One roadmap, they are scheduled to land rovers on Mars in 2018 to search for possible colonization spots. But once that is done and the first settlers arrive will these rovers be usable as ...
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Is there an independent cost estimate of the Mars One proposal?

Has anyone outside of the Mars One foundation done an independent evaluation that concept in terms of the following heads? Initial Cost Ongoing Cost Technical feasibility?