Mars One is a non-profit foundation, that is directly related to Mars One Ventures AG, that is responsible for organizing a mission to reach Mars. The company was founded by Arno Wielders and Bas Lansdorp, in 2011, in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland.
The company looks to create a permanent human settlement on Mars through the completion of various unmanned missions. The second phase of their mission is to curate and train crews that will travel to Mars. The company looks to provide an extensive training period for each of their candidates to learn the skills to survive on Mars.
The Mars One Foundation manages the entire mission and owns all of its hardware. They also own the exclusive monetization rights around the mission, including merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, intellectual property, and more. Their mission starts as a settlement on Mars, and exploring the solar system to spread the human race to the universe. They believe that Mars will help provide and understanding of the origins of the solar system.
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- Space colonizationThe formation of permanent self-sufficient human habitation and exploitation of natural resources beyond earth.
- Cluster: Space industryA cluster of topics related to the space industry.
- Space explorationDiscovery and exploration of outer space
- AerospaceEngineering effort to fly in the atmosphere of earth (aeronautics) and surrounding space (astronautics)
- Colonization of Mars