Mars One

February 2017

Below you can find an overview of several online posts & news items, printed articles, and interviews and programs on radio and television on Mars One in February 2017.

A long article about Mars One appeared in I Wonder Magazine, a publication of Indian Azim Premji University: Human Settlement on Mars

Mercerspace dedicated a post about the wish to see humans land on Mars: On my bucket list: Mars or bust!

The Sun wrote about the United Arab Emirates’ plans to launch the first ever Islamic mission to Mars and referred to a 2014 article by Mars One in response to a Fatwa: RACE TO THE RED PLANET United Arab Emirates to launch first ever Islamic mission to Mars

Huffington Post published a blog about the question why anyone would want to live on Mars: Who Wants to Live on Mars?

Jacomin Magazine argued that the colonization of Mars should be done with a democratic plan: Keep the Red Planet Red

Times Free Press wrote about a student’s dreams to go to Mars, sparked by initiatives such as Mars One: Baylor School student wants to be an astronaut and land on Mars

The Newscastle Herald reported about a theatrical play, based on Mars One’s mission to Mars: Theatre | Queen of Mars | Ken Longworth

Travelers Today published a post about humanity’s drive of exploring the unknown: Space Exploration: The Future Of Tourism

FiveThirtyEight discussed the legal and political factors in human spaceflight: Mars Needs Lawyers

Calgary Sun published an article about university students designing a Mars colony, and wrote about Mars One’s conceptual designer Bryan Versteeg’s work: University of Calgary students designing colonies for living on Mars

The Science Time mentions Mars One as one of the Mars missions that acknowledges the importance of use of in-situ resources on Mars: NASA Developing New Material For Stronger Vehicles And Mars Habitats wrote about the importance of using in-situ resources on Mars: Researcher works with NASA to study using Martian soil to build human habitats 

VideoNews published a post about UAE’s plans to build a city on Mars and highligthed the efforts of private initiatives including Mars One: Life On Mars? UAE Plans First City On Mars In ‘Mars 2117’

In an article published by Khaleej Times Dubai, Mars One’s CEO Bas Lansdorp commented on UAE’s plans to have built a city on Mars by 2117: Emiratis want their grandchildren to live on Mars

BBC interviewed Mars One’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Norbert Kraft about our astronaut selection and training program: How do you stop astronauts going mad? 

Media from around the world regularly cover stories from the candidates in Mars One’s astronaut selection process. Some of their stories can be found here: