This initiative aims to pave the way for creating crucial technologies essential for the long-term human settlement on the Red Planet. Initial focus to be on biotechnology, addressing constraints faced on Mars.
Elon Musk doesn't seem to be the only one who believes in Mars being attainable this decade.
Tina and Tom Sjögren plan to get to – and back – from Mars in their own rocket, with their own built-in rocket engine. Here are the eight steps required to reach the red planet.