Mars One Indiegogo update + Mars Desert Research Station expeditions
The Mars One group so far has raised nearly $84,000 with its Indiegogo campaign and has 37 more days to reach their $400,000 goal. The funding will go towards the unmanned orbiter and lander projects they announced last week with Lockheed-Martin and Surrey Satelllite.
(Note that with Indiegogo, the fund-raising group can keep however much it raises as opposed to Kickstarter where the goal must be reached or exceeded to keep the pledged money.)
Here are updates on the campaign.
Here’s a report from the Mars Desert Research Station, which has been operated by The Mars Society for many years: Mock Mars Mission: How Science on Earth Can Help Build Martian Colony – Space.com