The technical reality of a human settlement on Mars

Mouser Electronics, the global authorised distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is announcing the live interview with Mars One and Grant Imahara as part of the Innovation Spotlight lineup of four influential leaders in Space Exploration for the Empowering Innovation Together  program. Grant explores the reality of a human settlement on Mars with co-founder and CEO of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp.

On the set of Star Trek Continues, Grant continues his discussion on space exploration and space travel by talking to a true visionary whose passion for science and the human mission to Mars led to the formation of his not-for-profit company, Mars One. Helping to make human colonisation on Mars a reality, Lansdorp has built an impressive team of ambassadors and advisers from all over the world, including an astronaut, Nobel Prize laureate and a former NASA chief technologist.

“We are very excited to be able to bring this educational program to the engineering community,” said Mouser president and CEO Glenn Smith. “It is a real honor to have Bas Lansdorp of Mars One participate in our Empowering Innovation Together initiative. We hope that our customers find it inspiring.”

Watch this new Innovation Spotlight interview with Mars One, available only on, to hear Lansdorp discuss why the mission is a one-way trip, what technology needs to be developed, and how they are selecting the average person to become a Mars astronaut. The Mars One mission is controversial to some, but it is inspiring a whole new generation of interest in space exploration. Join Mouser and Mars One CEO, Bas Lansdorp for an exclusive Twitter party discussing the colonisation of Mars from 1-2 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, May 26th, #MouserParty.

“No one is more passionate and enthusiastic about space exploration and colonization to Mars than Bas Lansdorp,” said Grant Imahara. “He is truly a visionary, and even though some people have questioned the feasibility of the company’s mission, seeing the engagement of the general public proves people are inspired to understand the origins of the solar system, the origins of life and our place in the universe.”

Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together Space Exploration Series is sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Microsemi and Diamond Sponsors Vishay Intertechnology and Phoenix Contact.

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