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Keeping humans alive on Mars: Independent Surface Habitat ECLSS Concept Design Assessment by Paragon

How to keep humans alive on Mars - Independent Surface Habitat ECLSS Conceptual Design Assessment by Paragon

Wed, July 01, 2015 - Mars One is pleased to present the conceptual design of the Surface Habitat Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) performed by Paragon Space Development Corporation®. The ECLSS is required to support a human outpost on Mars and will create a safe environment for the Mars inhabitants, supplying them with clean air and water while recycling wastes.
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Mars One featured in risk management workshop organized by Marsh and AIG

Mars One featured in risk management workshop organized by Marsh and AIG

Tue, June 02, 2015 - Mars One was featured in a risk management workshop organized by Marsh Netherlands and AIG Europe Limited Netherlands, both being divisions of global leading organizations in the field of risk management and insurance.
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Introducing Inside 360: looking behind the scenes of Mars One’s mission processes

Introducing Inside 360: looking behind the scenes of Mars One’s mission processes

Wed, May 27, 2015 - Mars One is proud to introduce Inside 360; a series of in-depth articles that present an inside look into the details and feasibility of the Mars One mission.
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Mars One’s CEO Bas Lansdorp answers questions about mission feasibility

Mars One’s CEO Bas Lansdorp answers questions about mission feasibility

Thu, March 19, 2015 - Mars One recently published a video in which Bas Lansdorp, CEO and Co-founder of Mars One, replies to recent criticism concerning the feasibility of Mars One's human mission to Mars.
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The Mars 100: Mars One Announces Round Three Astronaut Candidates

The Mars 100: Mars One Announces Round Three Astronaut Candidates

Mon, February 16, 2015 - From the initial 202,586 applicants, only 100 hopefuls have been selected to proceed to the next round of the Mars One Astronaut Selection Process. These candidates are one step closer to becoming the first humans on Mars.
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The winner of the Mars One University Competition will bring life to Mars in 2018

The winner of the Mars One University Competition will bring life to Mars in 2018

Mon, January 05, 2015 - Mars One is proud to present the winner of the Mars One University Competition: Seed. The Seed team is an important step closer to sending their payload to Mars. The winning payload will fly to the surface of Mars on Mars One’s 2018 unmanned lander mission. Seed was selected by popular vote from an initial 35 university proposals.
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Mars One announces ten potential university payloads to fly to Mars in 2018

Mars One announces ten potential university payloads to fly to Mars in 2018

Mon, December 01, 2014 - Mars One is proud to present the ten Mars One University Competition finalists eligible to fly to Mars. One of these ten payloads will receive the once in a lifetime opportunity to fly on Mars One’s first unmanned Lander mission to Mars in 2018. For the first time ever the public will be able to decide which payload receives the extraordinary opportunity to fly to Mars.
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Mars One launches Mars Exchange; an interactive component of the Mars One Community Platform

Mars One launches Mars Exchange; an interactive component of the Mars One Community Platform

Tue, August 05, 2014 - Mars One is excited to announce the launch of Mars Exchange, an interactive component of the Mars One Community Platform. The first article is an interview with Mason Peck, PhD, who is a professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, NASA’s former Chief Technologist and a Mars One adviser.
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Mars One announces Request for Proposals for 2018 Mars lander payloads

Mars One announces Request for Proposals for 2018 Mars lander payloads

Mon, June 30, 2014 - Mars One is extending a formal invitation to universities, research bodies, and companies to contribute to the payload of the 2018 unmanned Mars Lander. The best ideas will be chosen by a panel of experts. This mission will act as a staging point for the first-ever human mission to the red planet in 2025.
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705 potential Mars settlers remain in Mars One’s astronaut selection process

705 potential Mars settlers remain in Mars One’s astronaut selection process

Mon, May 05, 2014 - Mars One announced that 353 hopefuls from around the world have been eliminated from the selection program to become the first human Mars colonists. The number of people remaining in this once in many lifetimes opportunity is now just 705.
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Mars One Begins Work on Simulation Mars Home for Crew

Mars One Begins Work on Simulation Mars Home for Crew

Thu, March 27, 2014 - Mars One is excited to announce the launch of a simulation project to replicate the future Mars human outpost here on Earth.
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Mars One Welcomes Outpost Architect Kristian von Bengtson

Mars One Welcomes Outpost Architect Kristian von Bengtson

Mon, March 24, 2014 - Mars One is pleased to welcome former co-founder of Copenhagen Suborbitals, NASA contractor and capsule designer expert Kristian von Bengtson as Outpost and Capsule Project Manager.
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Mars One partners with Uwingu Mars Crater Naming Project

Mars One partners with Uwingu Mars Crater Naming Project

Mon, March 03, 2014 - The Mars One project and Uwingu are excited to announce a landmark partnership. Mars One will utilize the soon-to-be-developed Uwingu Mars Map in all its missions and will land that map on Mars on its first unmanned Mars lander.
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Mars One’s response to the Fatwa issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment

Mars One’s response to the Fatwa issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment

Thu, February 20, 2014 - The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the United Arab Emirates issued a Fatwa against Muslims going on a one-way journey to Mars. The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam.
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Book Release: Mars One the Human Factor

Mars One to Explore Burning Questions Regarding Crew Selection and Life on Mars in Upcoming Book Release

Tue, January 21, 2014 - Mars One and BenBella Books are thrilled to announce Mars One: The Human Factor, an anthology of essays exploring the mental, physical, and psychological facets of Mars One’s upcoming expedition to Mars.
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Space Exploration for Everyone

Space Exploration for Everyone

Wed, January 15, 2014 - With Mars One’s recent launch of a crowdfunding campaign, it’s now possible to send a personal item to distances far beyond your wildest dreams. For many, the Mars One mission is the gateway to a new era in man’s historic reach for the stars.
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Mars One announces Round One Astronaut Selection Results

Mars One announces Round One Astronaut Selection Results

Mon, December 30, 2013 - Mars One announces the selection of the candidates from the applicant pool of over 200,000 hoping to establish human life on Martian soil. Across the globe, 1058 hopefuls have been selected as candidates to begin human life on Mars in 2025.
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Lockheed Martin and SSTL selected for Mars One’s first Unmanned Mission to Mars

Lockheed Martin and SSTL selected for Mars One’s first Unmanned Mission to Mars

Tue, December 10, 2013 - Mars One has secured lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars. The mission, slated for a 2018 launch, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite. Mars One has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop mission concept studies.
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Over 200,000 apply to first ever recruitment for Mars settlement

Over 200,000 apply to first ever recruitment for Mars settlement

Mon, September 09, 2013 - The first round of the Mars One Astronaut Selection Program has now closed for applications. In the 5 month application period, Mars One received interest from 202,586 people from around the world, wanting to be amongst the first human settlers on Mars.
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Deadline approaching: Ten days remain to join aspiring Martians from 140 countries

Deadline approaching: Ten days remain to join aspiring Martians from 140 countries

Wed, August 21, 2013 - With ten days left before the end of its online application program, Mars One has received interest from more than 165,000 people hoping to be the first humans on Mars. The Mars One Application Program is turning out to be the most desired job vacancy in the world. People from over 140 countries are looking towards the final frontier and envisioning their life on another planet.
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78,000 sign up for one-way mission to Mars

78,000 sign up for one-way mission to Mars

Tue, May 07, 2013 - Just two weeks into the nineteen week application period, more than seventy-eight thousand people have applied to the Mars One astronaut selection program in the hope of becoming a Mars settler
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Mars One starts its search for the first humans on Mars

Mars One starts its search for the first humans on Mars

Mon, April 22, 2013 - Mars One is happy to announce the launch of its astronaut selection program today. The search has begun for the first humans to set foot on Mars and make it their home.
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Mars One welcomes University of Twente as its first Science and Education partner

Mars One welcomes University of Twente as its first Science and Education partner

Thu, April 04, 2013 - The Mars One Foundation, an organization preparing to send the first human settlers to Mars, has joined forces with University of Twente, Netherlands in a partnership where researchers at the university will help tackle specific mission challenges.
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Mars One Contracts Paragon for Mars Life Support Systems

Mars One Contracts Paragon for Mars Life Support Systems

Mon, March 11, 2013 - Mars One has taken a bold step toward their goal of establishing a human settlement on Mars. Mars One has contracted its first aerospace supplier, Paragon Space Development Corporation. As required by the U.S. Department of State, a Technical Assistant Agreement was successfully executed.
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Mars One Secures First Investments

Mars One Secures First Investments

Tue, January 29, 2013 - Interplanetary Media Group, the Mars One daughter company which manages the intellectual property and media associated with the human mission to Mars, has received its first investments. These funds will be used to finance the Conceptual Design Studies and the launch of the global Astronaut Selection Program.
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Mars One Issues Requirements For 2013 Astronaut Selection

Mars One Issues Requirements For 2013 Astronaut Selection

Tue, January 08, 2013 - Mars One, a not-for-profit organization which plans to establish a human settlement on Mars, today issued the base requirements for its pending Astronaut Selection Program. This establishes the first step toward the global selection process which will commence in the first half of 2013.
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Mars One Will Take Humanity To Mars As A Not-For-Profit Foundation

Mars One Will Take Humanity To Mars As A Not-For-Profit Foundation

Tue, December 04, 2012 - Mars One is pleased to announce the conversion of its corporation to a Dutch "stichting", a not-for-profit foundation whose primary goal is to take humanity to Mars. The first four astronauts are planned to land on Mars in 2023, with four additional crew members arriving every two years thereafter.
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Mars One Welcomes Medical Director Norbert Kraft M.D.

Mars One Welcomes Medical Director Norbert Kraft M.D.

Thu, October 04, 2012 - Mars One is pleased to welcome former NASA and JAXA crew selection and health expert Norbert Kraft as Medical Director.
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Mars One Welcomes Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar as Ambassador

Mars One Welcomes Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar as Ambassador

Wed, October 03, 2012 - Mars One is pleased to welcome medical professional, renowned advocate for global peace, and Malaysian astronaut Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar as Ambassador.
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Mars One Announces First Sponsors

Mars One Announces First Sponsors

Wed, August 29, 2012 - Mars One is pleased to announce receipt of initial funding through sponsorship revenue, a major step towards sending a manned mission to Mars.
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Mars One will settle men on Mars in 2023

Mars One will settle men on Mars in 2023

Sat, March 31, 2012 - Today Mars One announced its plan to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. Every two years after that a new crew will join the settlement. Mars One has contacted established aerospace suppliers from around the world that can supply all the mission components, and received letters of interest from these companies. Mars One will involve mankind as the mission’s audience, creating a worldwide media event around the first manned flight to and settlement on Mars.
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