After the first step on the Moon, the human race has started to think big. When it came to the universe and our place in the expanding cosmos, we began to agree with the scientists who claimed that Earth could not be our home forever and more and more people tried to discover a new home for our race. Mostly, their research pointed to Mars, or The Red Planet.
Frankly, Mars was not the new kid in town. The Red Planet has been thought to have sustained life in the past, and it has always seemed the most probable destination for the humans` new home.
That`s why a team of scientists developed an ambitious plan to conquer a new territory outside the planet Earth. They called their project Mars One and they intended it to start in 2020, sending the first human crew to colonize Mars in 2024. It was a rigorous process of selecting the right people for this job, because once you get to the Red Planet you can never return. It is a life-long commitment. One hundred finalists have been selected for the last step of the pick, and out of this one hundred, twenty-four will attend extremely serious training sessions in order they would survive on Mars and establish the first human colony on the Red Planet.
The initiator of the project is a Dutch company. Officials representing the company have announced that the Mars One mission will be delayed by 2 years. They say this delay was caused by a lack of funds. The Dutch company and the scientists affiliated to the Mars One mission, who come from all across the world had in mind to send a robot in advance. It was planned to set for Mars in 2018. But some problems with the funding slowed their development thus they have announced that our dream of colonizing a new territory in the cosmos will have to wait two more years to become reality. So it is expected that the first human crew will fly to Mars in 2026 and will arrive during the following year, after a 7 months trip.
“We had a very successful investment round in 2013 that has financed all the things that we have done up to now. And we have actually come to an agreement with a consortium of investors late last year for a much bigger round of investments. Unfortunately, the paperwork of that deal is taking much longer than we expected,”
initiators of the Mars One mission announced.
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