A possible look of the future Mars One mission settlement (Image by mars-one.com)
The Mars One mission – to bring humans to the Red Planet – is underway, with nearly 80,000 applicants for a possible one-way trip. But will they go forth and multiply? Low gravity and cosmic rays lie in the path of the ambitious plan.
Mars is considered to be the most hospitable planet in the solar system, after Earth. The dreams of the ‘Martian Chronicles’ author, Ray Bradbury, or ‘Mr. Nobody’ director Jaco Van Dormael, could be turned into reality with the colonization project.
The mission is aimed at sending first four Mars inhabitants in 2024, and their journey will become a Dutch reality TV program. One of the things the first settlers will not be allowed to do, however, is to have children.