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This startup is test-driving buildings for a Martian colony in 2024

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Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 11:47 PM by AlexMuller
Mars One, a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands is dedicated to creating a human settlement on Mars. Today, the group announced the launch of a new project to construct an Earth-based outpost that simulates the conditions found on the red planet.
 
The newly launched project is an important first step in making Mars One’s goal a reality. The Earth-based outpost’s primary purpose will be to help train astronauts (and other potential Mars mission crew members) by giving them experience about what to expect from the Martian environment.
 
A location for the outpost hasn’t been determined, but Mars One said it eventually wants to build multiple outposts across the globe. The group also said the first outpost won’t include the technology for a real life-support system when it opens, but such systems will eventually be added.
 
Mars One said it’s currently searching for potential construction companies to build the outpost as well as companies and other organizations that may be interested in sponsoring the project.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-28
+3
Making are settlement here on Earth that would simulate conditions on mars is not an easy task. If they don't get it right, not very much is going to be learned
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-28
+2
It is great that people are interested in exploration of Mars or rather this adventure. That is the spirit and one hopes that they will get well trained and prepared for the reality of this mission! Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-28
+2
There are so many people wanting to go already and interest is huge and engages the public in a big way- They have to make a good selection of potential crew and to train them first in these locations on Earth if it is to succeed Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-28
+3
I like Mars One.
I think it would be great to see this space exploration program, that will send humans on a one-way trip to Mars, go ahead and succeed!
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-03-28
+0
However, Mars One could be the first private spacecraft to Mars and their successful arrival and operation will be a historic accomplishment Reply
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