Mars for the Many has one single and spectacular purpose -- get as many people on Mars as we can,
As Fast as we Can!
Sending a handful of people every couple of years - - the almost universal approach to Mars exploration and settlement ideas -- just doesn't cut it. It's way too expensive. Worse, if you want to get a lot of people to Mars, it is way too slow.
Are you tired of Waiting?
We are. We need to get a lot of people to Mars. Not just one or two -- or even six -- at a time. We're talking about hundreds -- thousands, even -- just as fast as possible. And that's really what Mars for the Many is all about -- accelerating the exploration and settlement of Mars.
To reach those goals, we focus on four key elements: Education and Engagement, Technology design and development, building a sustainable, low -risk financial base, and the ultimate objective- exploration and settlement!
- Educate and Engage
- Build a Foundation
- Systems & Technology
- Explore & Settle
We believe there is a huge, pent up desire to go to space -- and more particularly -- to Mars. From inception, it has been our intent to involve those who will go. Through blogs, forums, and social media, our goal is to bring people together with a common purpose :
Get to Mars - and Stay There!
This has been our passion for a very long time. Hopefully that attitude shines through in the articles and content we produce here on the site. We have a staff of amazing people who are dedicated to bringing you the latest information on our progress and the latest in space news throughout the world.
Would you like to write for us? We are actively looking for content curators, producers and creators for our blog. If you have the expertise and are interested in working with us, we would be more than happy to have you Write for Us!
Most of all -- Enjoy. And if you like what we are doing, pass it along. Share, Like, Link, Tweet -- help us spread the word and educate the world on what it will take to get to Mars!
Space exploration is expensive - really expensive. It's the primary reason why human expansion into space has been so slow. Technology isn't the issue - commitment, and the money that supports that commitment, is.
And think about this. No government is working to put private individuals on Mars. There are a few ideas for limited human exploration missions, but none for mass migrations and settlement. Nor will there ever be. That is simply not the function of government. Which leaves you with only one conclusion:
We have to do it Ourselves!
It is possible for a small group of people with a strong conviction and obsessive commitment to achieve amazing things. But getting to Mars will cost some money - a lot of money. We need to have a solid financial footing to make it happen.
One of the key elements of Mars for the Many is to establish a large, and sustainable, financial foundation that supports the development of private space exploration and settlement. By implementing well-known, low risk financing strategies, we are creating revenue streams that not only provide solid returns for our partners and members, but a consistent, and growing, endowment for Mars exploration and settlement.
If you are interested in learning more about our financial strategies and how they work -- for you and for us -- drop us a line and let us know. We'd be happy to share what we are doing.
Getting just a few people to Mars will take a huge effort, but we've basically had the technical capability for decades. Sure, the technology has been limited, but we've had it since the 1960's. All that has been missing is the commitment. That's it. If we had simply decided it was time to go, we would have stepped foot on the surface of Mars decades ago.
But getting thousands of people to Mars, which is what Mars for the Many is all about, is exponentially more difficult.
Innovative technologies in space vehicles, surface exploration, and life sciences is what it is all about. There are really 5 key technologies required to simply get thousands of people to Mars -- none of which are currently available. And additional designs and plans are needed for once we reach the surface.
Planning, designing, and -- most importantly -- building these technologies is one of the key elements of Mars for the Many. With a strong financial foundation behind us, we can think outside the box and actively pursue ideas and designs that will make our goals a reality.
And then we build them.
It's as simple as that.
Mars is waiting. It's time to Go!
This is what it is all about.
Plan and prepare, find the money, design and build the things we will need - then go!
But don't just go to explore and come back. No 'footprints and flags'.
Explore --- and Stay!
It's an idea that's been out there for a while (made popular by Mars One), and one we agree with. Not in the way Mars One proposes, though, but bigger. Much bigger.
And, we think, much, much better!
We plan to put hundreds of people on Mars -- thousands even -- within just a few years. It will take a while to get there -- current plans are targeting 48 people for the initial expedition -- but we believe it is possible to scale subsequent missions to eventually get over 1,000 people settled on Mars within 12 years.
Not ten or twenty after 20 years or so. That's not a settlement.
It's an Experiment!
Mars offers a unique opportunity in our solar system -- it is the only planet that offers the potential for developing a substantial human presence with total self sufficiency. Sure, other opportunities exist -- on moons or asteroids, even in space itself, but none has the potential, or mystique, of reaching Mars.
And that's why getting hundreds and thousands of people to Mars is our ultimate goal.
It won't be easy, but it may very well be the most important thing we, as a species, do.