Today, Mars One announced the final 100 candidates chosen for its one-way trip to Mars, and 33 Americans made the cut. The non-profit—based out of the Netherlands—would like to establish a colony on the red planet and plans on doing so without NASA's help, because NASA has their own thing going on.
So why aren't we there already? We have rockets, we have Soylent. Mars has ice we can melt to get water to mix the Soylent. What's the problem?! Well, it's not easy to get to. Space is kind of infinite and it takes a long time to get to places.
Check out these transit times to each of our planets, according to the Planetary Science Institute.