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

Amersfoort, 5th August 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.

“Mars Exchange will foster a worldwide dialogue and encourage thought provoking conversations on the subject of the human permanence on Mars” commented Bas Lansdorp, Co-founder and CEO of Mars One. “Mars One advisers, NASA scientists, Mars One team members, and even a Nobel Prize winner will contribute.”

Mars Exchange will serve as a platform where many of the questions asked by the Mars One community will be answered. It will be launched with a series of interviews with world-renowned space professionals and the opportunity for supporters to comment on their responses. The articles provide an insight to the opinions of experts and individuals interested in Mars One’s human mission to Mars.

Mars Exchange will continue to develop over time while new features are added. These include the opportunity for Mars One followers to subscribe and receive a regular feed of Mars Exchange highlights and be kept up to date with the mission through article releases, Google Hangouts, blog posts, webinars, interviews, and much more.

“The burning questions that we often receive from our community will be used to build the backbone of Mars Exchange,” explained Lansdorp. “This is a great way to involve both our community and experts on various aspects of our mission.”

The search for the answers to these questions will open the doors to building a Mars One terrestrial community of thought. The initial interview is with NASA’s former Chief Technologist Mason Peck, PhD, and the first article can be found here: Is a one-way journey wrong?

About Mars One
Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that will establish permanent human life on Mars. Human settlement on Mars is possible today with existing technologies. Mars One’s mission plan integrates components that are well tested and readily available from industry leaders worldwide. The first footprint on Mars and lives of the crew thereon will captivate and inspire generations. It is this public interest that will help finance this human mission to Mars.

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