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The shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed to a takeover bid of the Mars One space organization. Hopefully, the move will forward the company’s big plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.

Going to the Red Planet is an expensive business, and the main players are working to acquire sufficient cash to underwrite their dreams.

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Highlights

  • To get to the Red Planet is a big dream.
  • The different companies gearing up to get up there are funded in different ways.
  • NASA plans to bring astronauts to Mars itself by the 2030s.
  • It is funded by the US government using federal revenue from income, corporate, and other taxes.
  • SpaceX has a more urgent timeline, and they plan to get millions of people up to the Martian “colonies” by 2024.
  • A contender in the Mars space race is Mars One, a space tech organization that originates in the Netherlands. The company has two direct arms.
  • Combine project is announced by the British-Dutch collaboration which aims to send an unmanned mission to the Red Planet to explore weather patterns and living conditions.
  • With the Mars One project, these companies want to set up a permanent human colony on Mars by 2026.
  • Scientists will send several unmanned spacecraft to Mars starting from 2018 in order to ensure the safety of people moving to the red planet.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 4, 2016

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