Mars One

Dr. Antonio Paris joins Mars One advisory board

Amersfoort, April 25, 2017 - Mars One is pleased to welcome Dr. Antonio Paris to its advisory board. Paris is the Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science and a Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College, Florida (USA). Additionally, he is the Director for Space Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry. He is a professional member of the Washington Academy of Sciences and the American Astronomical Society.

“The thirst for exploration is a human trait and colonizing Mars is the next great adventure for mankind. Mars One has set its compass toward the Red Planet and it is an honor to serve as an advisor in the greatest adventure in history ... colonizing Mars,” says Paris.

Dr. Paris is a graduate of NASA’s Mars Education Program at the Mars Space Flight Center, Arizona State University. His most recent peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of the Washington Academy of Science include:

  • The Physiological & Psychological Aspects of Sending Humans to Mars - an extensive research centered on the implications of prolonged spaceflight to Mars, which include radiation, the cardiovascular system in space and long-term nutritional concerns in a microgravity environment.
  • Hydrogen Clouds from Comets 266/P Christensen and P/2008 Y2 (Gibbs) are Candidates for the Source of the 1977 "Wow" Signal - a hypothesis proposing the alleged extraterrestrial "Wow" signal was a result of a neutral hydrogen envelop from a planetary body.

Bas Lansdorp, CEO and co-founder of Mars One says, “Antonio Paris brings with him a wealth of experience in and knowledge of planetary science, space exploration, and public outreach and is very well connected. We are very pleased to welcome him to Mars One’s advisory board.”

About Dr. Antonio Paris

Dr. Antonio Paris is the Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science and a Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College, FL. Additionally, he is the Director for Space Programs at the Museum of Science and Industry. He is a professional member of the Washington Academy of Sciences and the American Astronomical Society. Dr. Paris is a graduate of NASA’s Mars Education Program at the Mars Space Flight Center, Arizona State University.

While at the Museum of Science and Industry, Dr. Paris developed dozens of planetary science related programs including The Geology of Mars in 3D, which was designed to introduce guests, including college students, to the geology of Mars in an interactive format.

Dr. Paris is currently the Primary Investigator at the Site B 10-meter Radio Telescope Observatory in Central Florida. His primary research at Site B is centered on detecting and observing gamma ray pulsars and active galactic nuclei at 1420 MHz.

Dr. Paris is the recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Outreach Award for 2017 and NASA’s Hubble Award for 2016. Because of his expertise on space exploration, specifically Mars, Dr. Paris is a recurring on-air expert for several TV programs including BBC, Science Channel, and National Geographic Channel.

About Mars One

Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Before carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars, several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement waiting for the first astronauts to arrive.

Mars One consists of two entities: the not-for-profit Mars One Foundation and Mars One Ventures AG. The Mars One Foundation implements, and manages the mission and owns the mission hardware. It also selects and trains the crews, and is building an ever growing community of experts and supporters that follow the progress of the mission and contribute to it.

Mars One Ventures holds the exclusive monetization rights around the Mars One mission. There are many revenue possibilities around the mission to Mars: merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, partnerships, Intellectual Property, events, games, apps, and many more.

For more information about Mars One, please visit www.mars-one.com.