Mars One plans to launch an unmanned supply mission in January 2016. It will land that October with more than 5,000 pounds of food or other supplies.
The Dutch nonprofit Mars One aims to land a rover on Mars in 2018 to find the best spot to set up a human colony.
All components of Mars One's settlement are slated to reach their destination by 2021. The hardware includes two living units, two life-support units, a second supply unit and two rovers.
All water, oxygen and artificial atmosphere production should be ready by 2022, according to Mars One. The first astronaut crew will be launched in September of that year.
If all goes according to plan, the first Mars One astronauts will touch down on the Red Planet in 2023.
In June 2025, the second crew of Mars One pioneers is slated to land on Mars.
Artist's concept of Mars One astronauts on the Red Planet.
Artist's depiction of Mars One astronauts and their colony on the Red Planet.
Bas Lansdorp is co-founder and general director of Mars One, which seeks to land astronauts on the Red Planet in 2023.