It is Mars One's goal to establish a human settlement on Mars.
- Space Entertainment
Commercial Mars Base
- 6) Dormant
- First launch
Human settlement of Mars is the next giant leap for humankind. Exploring the solar system as a united humanity will bring us all closer together.
Since Mars One’s launch in 2011, about US$ 1 million has been raised, mainly through donations, sales of merchandise, private investments, astronaut applications, sponsorships & partnerships, and speaking engagements. This has been spent on building a small core team, the first conceptual design studies performed by Lockheed Martin and Paragon Space Development Corporation, developing and executing the first rounds of the Astronaut Selection Program, public outreach, and operational costs. In December 2016, Mars One Ventures, the commercial arm of Mars One went public at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, enabling supporters to 'own' part of the historic venture.
One of Mars One’s main challenges is securing enough funding to move the mission forward at the pace as presented in the Roadmap. Mars One’s next steps as presented below can only be taken once enough funding is in place.