Given that man has only made it to the moon six times, that is one very, very ambitious plan.
This video, uploaded today, gives a good introduction:
It sounds pretty outlandish to us — wannabe martians will not only have to spend 7 months travelling to Mars, they’ll have to live there for the rest of their life.
Landsdorp says that the event will be all privately funded. How will he get hold of that money? By creating the “biggest media event ever”, he says.
Reading closer, it begins to sound a little like reality TV:
Our mission will be one of exploration. It will truly be the next giant leap for mankind. And who gets to go to Mars will be selected, at least in part, by the audience such that they will be interesting people to watch.
Let’s start the ball rolling then…
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post said we have landed on the moon once. We’ve been six times.
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