Dom Galeon September 23rd 2016. The current record for Mars missions is 18 successes, and 25 failures. "We have been engaged in getting to Mars — getting humans to Mars — for at least 40 years, beginning with the first precursors," he added. It’s Official: We’re Going to Mars.

This water can solve the second problem – what we will breathe.

If we melt it all, we get an ocean of 35 meters depth, which will cover the entire Planet. Many spacecraft have died trying to get to Mars. The atmosphere of Mars is very thin and constructed almost entirely of carbon dioxide instead of oxygen to which we are adapted.

News / Off World / Mars / NASA / Space Exploration. So, in Lightfoot’s mind, we ought to start small, and there’s nothing more basic for survival on Mars (or anywhere) than having a secure source of air to breathe. In the not-too-distant future, astronauts destined to be the first people to walk on Mars will leave Earth aboard an Orion spacecraft. Overview of Moon to Mars: NASA's plans to enable human exploration of the Moon as preparation for human missions to Mars and deeper into the solar system. And a Senate committee wants to fund it!

The InSight mission hopes to improve the odds. For more information about Mars One’s mission progress and accomplishments, please take a look at Mars One’s press releases. In December 2016, Mars One Ventures, the commercial arm of Mars One went public at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, enabling supporters to 'own' part of the historic venture. Carried aloft by the tremendous power of a Space Launch System rocket, our explorers will begin their Journey to Mars from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying the spirit of humanity with them to the Red

The colonists, however, could use electricity to split H20 into hydrogen and oxygen. NASA/JPL-Caltech.