The idea to colonize Mars is thought to be a long shot but researchers believe it is possible. It’s crazy to think that one day there could be another planet like Earth. However, the researchers for the Mars-one program have been figuring out ways to do it. Mars is about 35 million miles away from the earth so one of the hardest parts of it all will be getting there (UCSB). To successfully colonize Mars you need to know; how to get there, who would go, and how to survive once you’re there.
A lot of people think since Mars is much farther than the Moon that is would take a bigger spaceship to get there but this is not true. Researchers say that Mars can be reached with a small spaceship, like the one that took astronauts to the Moon, which
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It will land at Mars eight months later; it breaks itself into orbit by using friction between aero shield and Mars’ atmosphere (Zubrin). Once the ERV lands on Mars it is driven a couple hundred meters away from the original site (Zubrin). The reactor is sent out to provide power to the compressors and also the chemical processing unit of the unmanned space craft (Zubrin). The next big decision is to figure out who would go because it is a life changing adventure and people should know that before they sign up. Each person that is selected needs to know that there is no coming back once they reach the Red Planet (Jordan). Mars is only 38% of Earth’s gravity so bones would be crumbled if they returned back to Earth’s gravity (Jordan). The Mars One program is unrelated to any government that plans to send a spacecraft to Mars by 2025; the program is already having volunteers sign up (Jordan). Many of the volunteers are U.S. troops (Jordan). Beemer is one of over 1,000 women and men soliders who learned that they made the first cut and if it goes as planned a Mars-bound spaceship will start landing on the Red Planet at two year intervals starting in the year 2025 (Jordan). Since this would be such a life changing experience, Mars One isn’t saying anyone has to go, they are letting people volunteer so it’s people that really want to