You may or may not remember, but Mars One, is a non-profit organization that began taking applications in 2013 for a trip to Mars. They were looking a team of astronauts to go to Mars to colonize the planet. It was a one way trip, or rather, it will be a one way trip.
I was a little skeptical as they required a 5.00 application fee to fill out the contract and received some quarter of a million applications. It just seemed fishy.
Last year they chose their team. That sounds better.
This past week they announced a feasibility study wherein a space ship is sent to Mars with plant life kept in a tiny green house and wether or not those plants can survive. This should be 2018, assuming all goes according to plan.
Okay. That sounds really damn cool and a good idea!!