Secondary Research – Mars OneCollaborative research
This will be where I will organize some of the main points of research for Mars One that I’ve found online. It will be updated continuously.
Jan 29 2017 – Mars-one.com
- Several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement before carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars.
- This mission will be humankind’s first step to become a multiplanetary species
- Mars One consists of two entities: the Dutch not-for-profit Stichting Mars One (Mars One Foundation) and Swiss publicly trading Mars One Ventures
In a press release on January 8, 2013, the criteria for applicants were announced:
Below is a timeline i’ve created based on key moments that have happened and planned to happen for the mission. Key moments will continue to be added. You can also see an official road map on the Mars One website.
Sustaining Life on Mars for Humans
- There has been a suit prototyped by Paragon called the Surface Exploration Suit. It is a pressure suit. The suit must accommodate to the crew’s anthropometric changes (ie. size) and has interchangeable components.
- The Portable Life Support System will use carbon dioxide from the Mars atmosphere and oxygen derived from surface water ice.
- Surface habitat and Environmental control and Life Support System (ECLSS) and Atmosphere Management System will control the water and atmosphere.
- The in-situ resource processing system will produce all breathable air and water using local Martian resources
- Wet waste processing system processes human wet waste and extracts recyclable water
- Water management system will extract excess liquid from the atmosphere and environment for recycling
- Thermal control system will control the temperature of the habitable space
In addition to equipment, it was found that radishes, peas, rye, and tomatoes can be reproduced on Mars.