Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. will work together on concept studies of what its backers hope will become the first commercial mission to Mars, a Phoenix-class lander designed to demonstrate in situ resource utilization (ISRU) and thin-film solar arrays for future human missions. Mars One, a Dutch non-profit foundation that hopes to begin sending human colonists to the red planet in 2025, took a step in that direction Dec. 10 with the announcement it ...

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