For those who had watched “The Martian” movie and are inspired to have the chance to live in Mars, maybe you are not that far away. In 2026, the first crews will venture to Mars and stay there for good. Yes, it is a one way ticket to Mars and this is not a joke or a movie.
In 2011, the Mars One mission actually started and progressed with selection of crews in 2013. Over 200,000 applicants (because anyone can join) and few were selected. They will be going for training in 2016. According to the information on the website, it is cheaper for a one way trip to Mars. So, for the crews, there is NO return tickets. Six pods will be their initial targets for a living colony. Those who live there will have to plant their crops and perform daily tasks to survive.
Like in “The Martian” movie, there will be facility for showers and they will wear normal clothes within the living quarters. Once outside, they will need to don their Mars suit. As it is a non-profit organization, I am not sure if all their plans will pull through since there are many doubts in the plans (e.g. funding, feasibility and etc).
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I have signed up for their newsletter to see how it progresses. If you are interested, check out their website.
I suggest you take a look at the Wikipedia of this Mars One project. It has a lot more of realistic event. In short, it is never easy to live in a foreign country.. now to colonize on another planet, you can imagine the complexity of it with no funding from any country.