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It might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but an initiative to colonize Mars is one step closer to fruition after garnering support from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, AFP’s Robert MacPherson reported on Tuesday.

Mars One chief executive Bas Lansdorp told AFP that Lockheed would produce a “mission concept study” for an unmanned Mars lander in advance of the planned $6 billion manned mission to the Red Planet. The company will reportedly be receiving $250,000 for their efforts.


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It might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but an initiative to colonize Mars is one step closer to fruition after garnering support from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, AFP’s Robert MacPherson reported on Tuesday.

Mars One chief executive Bas Lansdorp told AFP that Lockheed would produce a “mission concept study” for an unmanned Mars lander in advance of the planned $6 billion manned mission to the Red Planet. The company will reportedly be receiving $250,000 for their efforts.

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