Private Manned Mars Mission Gets First Sponsors
by SPACE.com Staff
Date: 31 August 2012 Time: 02:30 PM ET
If all goes according to plan, the first Mars One astronauts will touch down on the Red Planet in 2023.
CREDIT: Mars One / Bryan Versteeg
Mars One plans to fund most of its ambitious activities via a global reality-TV media event, which will follow the mission from the selection of astronauts through their first years on the Red Planet. But the sponsorship money is important, helping the company — which had been self-funded for the last 18 months — get to that point, officials said Wednesday (Aug. 29).
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