Governments and private organizations alike have long talked about traveling to Mars, stepping foot on the Martian surface, even populating it. Currently, there is at least one organization that believes we can be there within the next decade. Mars One
, a Dutch nonprofit, will begin taking applications this
year from folks who hope to be the Neil Armstrong of the fourth
rock from the sun. Captain Gene Cernan
, who commanded the last landing on the Moon, and Adler Planetarium
astronomer Dr. Mark Hammergren
examine space travel, past and present, and the viability of colonizing Mars.