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What is the cost of living on Mars?

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Life on Mars was once referred to something we were trying to discover. Now it's something we're trying to create. And the possibility of putting humans on Mars is a goal that could be reached in the not-too-distant future. Mars One, a private space venture from the Netherlands, plans to start colonies on Mars by 2023. And Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, recently revealed his vision of building a colony on Mars the size of a small city.

But how much would it cost to send humans to the Red Planet?

Neo Mammalian Studios explores this in a new infographic (created for Paydayloan). The conclusion? It's expensive, but far from impossible. Here's the breakdown:

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— By on January 16, 2013, 11:58 PM PST

Tyler Falk

Contributing Editor

Tyler Falk is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was with Smart Growth America and Grist. He holds a degree from Goshen College. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure