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The first trip to Mars is planned for 2022, which is an "aspirational" date, according to Musk.

But it would also be really, really unpleasant. Where did the water that was once on Mars go? Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.

Are volcanoes still active on Mars? To make it reality, though, scientists must first solve a lot of problems. Share this: Facebook; Twitter; Tumblr; Reddit; Print; Email; By Ilima Loomis.