Dutch engineer plans one-way ticket to Mars

07/1/2013 | ASME.org

The technology to put people on Mars is out there. What's lacking is the marketing and a willingness to contemplate a one-way ride. That's the assessment of mechanical engineer and entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp of the Netherlands, who's hoping to settle four astronauts on Mars in a multistage process that culminates with a human landing and settlement in 2023.

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