Our Mars Colonization Plan Is Feasible, Mars One CEO Insists

Illustration: Bryan Versteeg/Mars OneCan Mars One send the first boots to the Red Planet by 2027, with just $6 billion?

When you start talking about big splashy space exploration plans—say sending the first humans to Mars on a private mission supported by a reality TV deal, eager (theoretical) billionaires, and burials in space—things can get surreal pretty fast. 

So it was last week, when Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One set out to debate two MIT aerospace engineers on what...

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