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Mars One is Dead (slashdot)

The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Engadget reports: Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared bankrupt back in January, but wasn't reported until a keen-eyed Redditor found the listing. It was the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, previously the founder of green energy company Ampyx Power. Lansdorp's aim was to start a company that could colonize one of our nearest neighbors. Mar...
Tags: UK, News, Basel, Engadget, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp, Msmash, Ampyx Power Lansdorp, Ventures AG, Ventures PLC, Mars One Foundation, Engadget Bas Lansdorp


Mars One goes bankrupt as reality catches up to the doomed space scam

A grand mission to Mars that was always light on details has come to a decidedly terrestrial end. Mars One, a controversial space exploration project that made it as far as the “highly produced videos” stage of space colonization, has quietly filed for bankruptcy, according to a liquidation listing spotted by a Redditor on r/space. As the post explains, the private company that spearheaded the Mars One spectacle is actually made up of two parts, a not-for-profit called the Mars One Foundation...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Mit, Mars One, Mars, Spaceflight, Mars Mission, Engadget, Outer Space, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp, Mars One Foundation, nFin Innovative Finance AG, Mars One Ventures


Mars One is Dead

The company that aimed to put humanity on the red planet has met an unfortunate, but wholly-expected end. Engadget reports: Mars One Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Mars One mission was declared bankrupt back in January, but wasn't reported until a keen-eyed Redditor found the listing. It was the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, previously the founder of green energy company Ampyx Power. Lansdorp's aim was to start a company that could colonize one of our nearest neighbors. Mar...
Tags: UK, Tech, Basel, Engadget, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp, Ampyx Power Lansdorp, Ventures AG, Ventures PLC, Mars One Foundation, Engadget Bas Lansdorp


Mars One Delayed Its Mars Mission -- Again

Mars One says its project to start a human colony on the Red Planet will be delayed by five years. The Dutch company says it will send its first crews to Mars in 2031 instead of its previous target date of 2026. From a report on Time: The venture is delaying its missions so it can raise more money, according to CEO Bas Lansdorp. "Of course the whole Mars One team would have preferred to be able to stick to the original schedule, but this new timeline significantly improves our odds of successful...
Tags: Tech, Mars, Red Planet, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp


Mars One CEO Insists, Our Mars Colonization Plan Is Feasible

szotz writes: Mars One CEO Bas Lansdorp has a bizarre definition of the word "plan". Last week he debated two MIT aerospace engineers who were co-authors on a report that said that astronauts would suffocate on Mars if they tried to grow their own food with existing tech. The question on the table: Is the Mars One plan feasible? And the answer seemed to be "it depends on what your definition of a plan is". The stated plan is to send the first humans to Mars for $6 billion by 2027 (twice delayed ...
Tags: Mit, Mars, IEEE Spectrum, Bas Lansdorp, Lansdorp