The Mars One Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023. A reliable surface habitat will be set up before the first crew lands; more settlers and cargo will follow every two years. Our plan is realistic because the technology needed already exists and can be purchased from the private space industry. The first footprint on Mars will fascinate and inspire generations; it is this public interest that will help finance this human mission to Mars. Join our global effort by sharing our vision with your friends, supporting us and perhaps becoming a Mars astronaut yourself.