Using the designs of NASA’s 2007 Phoenix lander they believe this new mission is entirely possible. The mission will have an arm to scoop dirt to check for water, solar panels and live streaming. The initial mission will cost about $6 billion and will go down to about $4 billion on subsequent trips. The goal is to colonize a piece of the planet.
Mixed with a reality TV show people will be selected and trained as astronauts until launch date where STEM and university challenge winners will be sent into space. If you are over the age of 18 and would like to participate in the program you can. You should be good at STEM which is currently suffering as a skill set in our country.
This is not your traditional top-down program but includes interested parties from varying sources. People can become participants in the program and help foster national development. As people become more interested in national growth and hedging development risks through government-business partnerships it provides a new way of viewing citizenship responsibilities. Most importantly, our leadership’s mindset is changing to open new paths.