More than Mars OneCollaborative research
In September 2016, Elon Musk presented his Space X expedition in an 1 hour presentation. His thinks that colonizing the Red Plant, and becoming an interplanetary species, is our best bet for survival. This is a similar vision to the people at Mars One who are planning to use the Space X Falcon Heavy, an upgraded version of the Falcon 9, which is in use by Space X currently. His plan is to send 1 million humans to Mars in 40-100 years.
And of course, NASA also has plans to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.
Going to Mars has been a constant goal for many scientists, however, most of the studies have been done on the journey and not the habitation. Much consideration will have to be put into the living conditions if we plan to colonize the red planet.
At the moment, scientists have doubts about all of these plans and predicts that people sent to Mars will die within months. From this, I can really think about what it would be like to live there and what essential objects or experiences need to be built for people to actually enjoy living on Mars.
Other than space exploration organizations, individual countries are deriving their own plans at different speeds to send humans to Mars:
UAE prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum explained the monarchy’s Mars plans in a series of tweets on Feb. 14, “The project, to be named ‘Mars 2117,’ integrates a vision to create a mini-city and community on Mars involving international cooperation,” Sheikh Mohammed said. Officials are using this project to inspire young people.
Obama made the announcement for the CNN, “We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and then returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time.”
None of the missions other than Mars One are as ambitious as sending humans to Mars on a ONE WAY mission.