Mars One Is Broke, Disorganized, and Sketchy as Hell

Remember Mars One? The mega-hyped, one way ticket to go start a colony on Mars assuming it could get a ship and funding and capable colonists and training facilities and the major technological advances necessary to make it all happen? Surprise! According to one finalist, the whole thing is pretty much a scam. » 3/16/15 2:40pm 3/16/15 2:40pm

A Cosplayer Might Be One Of The First People On Mars

American cosplayer Maggie Duckworth has a chance at being one of the first human beings to set foot on Mars. And, when that's done, be the first human being to cosplay on Mars. » 3/16/15 6:00pm 3/16/15 6:00pm

MIT Study Says Mars One Colonists Would Starve (Among Other Things)

Mars One may have taken us by surprise when the non-profit organization boldly announced that it would put colonists on Mars in the 2020s. We were even more amazed when legions of amateur astronauts signed up for a one-way ticket to the red rock. However, MIT students believe the effort, in its current form, is doomed… » 10/12/14 1:00pm 10/12/14 1:00pm

A Mars One Candidate Explains Why He Wants A One-Way Ticket To Space

Last year, twenty-thousand people were vying for the possibility of a seat aboard the Mars One — the project that aims to stick a human settlement up on Mars. That number has been whittled down to the finalists — and one of them shared his reason with us for trying to get aboard. » 9/09/14 4:38pm 9/09/14 4:38pm

20,000 people have already applied for the one-way mission to Mars

In the first three days of accepting applications, the Mars One project has received a whopping 20,000 applications, with more than 600 coming from China alone. The project plans to send a select group of colonists to the Red Planet for permanent settlement — with permanent being the key word. » 4/29/13 7:20am 4/29/13 7:20am

Wanna go to Mars? Better prepare your audition tape.

No, really. The Mars One Project, which is aiming to put a human on Mars by 2023, is holding tryouts in the time-honored tradition of such esteemed human achievements as The Real World, The Amazing Race, The Bachelor, and countless other reality shows. That is to say: with audition tapes. » 4/16/13 3:40pm 4/16/13 3:40pm

Ask Bas Lansdorp, founder of the Mars One Project, about his plans to…

Bas Lansdorp has big plans for Mars, not to mention the human race. By 2023, the Dutch entrepreneur intends to colonize the Red Planet in the first of a series of one-way human missions. It's all a part of Mars One, a project he founded, and one that he hopes will soon become a "global media spectacle." » 8/09/12 11:49am 8/09/12 11:49am

Up For Grabs: a Ticket to Mars. Tryouts Start in 2013.

The Mars One project wants to send you on a trip to the Red Planet by 2023. Yes, really. There's just one caveat: it's a one-way trip. Think you're up for it? » 7/26/12 3:40pm 7/26/12 3:40pm

Introducing Mars One, the reality television program that will…

The MarsOne Project wants to send astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, and they want to do it by 2023. How do they plan to pull it off? Simple: by creating "the biggest media event ever." » 6/05/12 5:40pm 6/05/12 5:40pm