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Mars Colony Lunches Planning Effort on Kickstarter

June 12, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Mars Colony Project is crowd-funding through Kickstarter.com to support a two-day Colony Planning Session in San Francisco, CA and the production of an e-book, ‘Colony Plan Alpha’.

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“In a world where TV networks pay $10 billion dollars to televise college basketball, we need to ask what will the media rights bring for the greatest adventure ever,” said John Statton, Project creator, “if the answer equals the cost of the mission, then its time to talk; because through the private space industry you can now buy a rocket to Mars.”

The Colony Planning Session will build a high-level road map to first landing, Colony creation, and the business model needed to achieve these goals. The Session, scheduled for November 2012, will feature presenters drawn from current colony researchers, the space industry, extreme engineering, business development, media and entertainment. “Our Kickstarter patrons have the opportunity to attend the Session either in-person or via webcast,” said Statton.

‘Colony Plan Alpha’ will provide reporting on the Colony Planning Session. From first speaker to last presentation, this e-book will record the discussion and help spread information about what is necessary to achieve a permanent human presence on Mars. ‘Colony Plan Alpha’ will be available in February 2013.

“We are building on proposals made in the past, but only now becoming technologically and financially possible,” said Statton, ‘if you believe that this is one of the greatest adventures that humanity could undertake, then we invite you to visit the Mars Colony Project on Kickstarter.”

The Mars Colony Project is based on five elements that take a Colony out of the realm of science fiction and into fact:

  • Global entertainment, sponsorship, licensing and media markets routinely fund multi-billion dollar events.
  • The rise of a private space industry to provide the launch and vehicle capabilities necessary for the journey.
  • The concept of Mars-to-stay settlers, dramatically reduces Colony cost.
  • The extensive foundational knowledge already developed, shows available resources and achievable engineering requirements.
  • Social media, like Kickstarter, allows the aggregation of individual space exploration enthusiasts to support a Colony effort.

Mars Colony Project

Email: MarsColonyProject@gmail.com

Web: colonymars.com

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1041688054/creating-a-private-mars-colony-the-time-is-now

About the Project Creator: John Statton is an experienced software attorney with clients ranging from the largest Silicon Valley companies to small venture backed technology start-ups. He has also developed K-12 educational computer policy for the California State Assembly, handled philanthropy programs for Apple, and served as Mayor of Cupertino, California.

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Media Contact: John Statton Mars Colony Project, 415-302-5122, marscolonyproject@gmail.com

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