"Human settlement of Mars in 2023
Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. A habitable settlement will be waiting for the settlers when they land. The settlement will support them while they live and work on Mars the rest of their lives. Every two years after 2023 an additional crew will arrive, such that there is a real living, growing community on Mars. Mars One has created a technical plan for this mission that is as simple as possible. For every component of the mission we have identified at least one potential supplier. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!"
- via the Mars One website
I don't know how I managed to let this one slip by me, but I couldn't just finish posting about the passing of Ray Bradbury, without posting this as well. Apparently the original video has already gone viral, but here's the updated version.
But, is this for real? A Mars settlement in 10 years? In the last analysis, all I can really think is, "Mac. you should've stuck around..." After all, remember this?