Lockheed Martin Working with Mars One

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Lockheed Martin has signed on to build a lander and produce a “misson concept study” as a precursor to Mars One’s manned mission to Mars in 2025.

    The US aerospace giant Lockeheed Martin has signed on to help the Mars One project get one step closer to Mars.  The company will build an unmanned Mars lander to produce a “mission concept study” before the $6 billion manned mission to colonize the Red Planet. Britain’s Surrey Satellite Technology will also be joining the effort, building an orbiter to hover above Lockheed’s lander to relay data and images back to Earth.  This duo of electronic pioneers plans to reach Mars in 2018, seven years before the expected arrival of human settlers.  However, Mars One is quite a ways from their monetary goals having only raised $183,870 of the $6 billion needed.