Have you always wanted to travel in space? Did you dream of being an astronaut as a kid? Well, now you have a chance to bring that reality a little closer by participating in Mars One, the First Private Mars Mission in 2018. Move over, little green men- the Mars One foundation will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.
Through a fund raiding campaign with Indiegogo you can help Mars One jump start the first major step in the project – a private Mars Lander and Satellite mission in 2018. Your participation will help fund the 2018 mission and above all, show the Mars One partners & sponsors that the world is ready for this to happen. Mars One gives you the opportunity to participate in this historic project.
While complex, Mars One has developed a realistic plan to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. Much of what was learned from Skylab, Mir and the International Space Station has resulted in vital data, experiences with systems and related know-how, all of which are applicable to living on Mars.
In this Indiegogo campaign, you have the opportunity to contribute to the first ever private mission to Mars. It will be the first step in establishing a human outpost on the Red Planet. This campaign will pay for the mission concept studies for our first unmanned mission in 2018, which will demonstrate hardware for the human mission in 2025.
In May 2018, a private lander and communications satellite will be launched from Earth to Mars. The main goal of this demonstration mission is to provide a proof of concept for several essential technologies for a human mission.
The Mars lander will be built by aerospace industry leader Lockheed Martin. The lander design is based on the successful Mars lander used in the 2007 NASA Phoenix mission. A communications satellite, built by Surrey Satellite Technology LTD (SSTL), will provide a high bandwidth communications system in a Mars synchronous orbit and will be used to relay data and a live video feed from the lander on the surface of Mars back to Earth.
This 2018 mission will be the first in preparation for human landing. The first Mars One crew is scheduled to land in 2025, with additional crew landing every two years. Before that, Mars One will have established a habitable, sustainable outpost via multiple missions scheduled between 2018 and 2022.
You can contribute to this campaign in ay dollar amount beginning with $10. Thank you gifts, depending on level of participation, range from exclusive access to insider information to T shirt with the Mars One logo, to autographed posters to sending your picture to Mars and more. Click here to see all the opportunities you can select from.
One appealing idea is sending a Tweet to Mars. Your personal 140 character message will go down in history as it will be printed directly on the parachute of the Mars One Lander. What does this mean exactly? This means your message will land on Mars and will remain there, possibly forever. You will receive a certificate of participation. You can get this perk now with the Early Bird Discount: Only the first 100 will get this perk for $ 90.
Mars One may be just the way for you to gift a space or Mars enthusiast a gift they will treasure. Click on the Indiegogo page for all the information and details.
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