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Billionaires Wanted to Fund Private Mars Colony

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Could the first Mars colony be called Buffettville, or Zuckerburgh?

The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One aims to establish a permanent settlement on the Red Planet, beginning with the touchdown of the first four pioneers in 2027. The biggest challenges facing the project are financial rather than technical, so a big donation from a deep-pocketed person concerned about his or her legacy could make a huge difference, Mars One representatives said.

Mars One “is so ambitious and — I think ‘crazy’ is the right word — that we might actually get a phone call from a billionaire who says, ‘I want to make this happen.
http://www.space.com/30357-mars-one-colony-billionaires-wanted.html