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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


Turns Out One-Way Trips to Mars Not Exactly Great Business Plan

Remember Mars One, that company we all knew was a scam but still kinda hoped was real because of how much we liked the movie The Martian? Yeah, it went bankrupt. Read more...
Tags: Startups, Astronomy, Science, Space Exploration, Mars One, Mars, Human Spaceflight, Human Space Exploration


How Deep Was Mars' Ocean?

Our little red neighbor may be a rocky red wasteland now, but lots of people think it was once an ocean-covered world just like our own. After scientists found some evidence of flowing water back in 2015, folks started to take these claims even more seriously. Heck, maybe Mars even supported life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Mars One, Mars, Where The Water At, Mars Ocean


The Most Bullshit Missions to Mars, Ranked

For decades, Mars has entranced humans, including Matt Damon. Our cosmic neighbor, located some 34 to 249 million miles away, is an enticing destination in part because of its mysterious history—but mostly because Earth is an especially terrible place to be right now.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Matt Damon, Earth, Mars One, Mars, Sir Richard Branson


Opportunities and challenges in commercializing space privately

 The dawn of the space age was, in many ways, a direct response to heightened competitive political and military rhetoric from major global superpowers in the latter part of the previous century. The need for diversification as a means to mitigate technology-related risk ultimately served as a catalyst to open up the world of space to private enterprise. Read More
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Spacex, Tech, Virgin Galactic, Mars One, Blue Origin, OneWeb, Deep Space Industries, Space Adventures


Plants grown in Mars-like soil are officially declared edible

Back in March, scientists from the Netherlands' Wageningen University successfully grew ten different crops in Mars-like soil provided by NASA. But there was a catch: they couldn't eat the food. They worried it contained heavy metals like cadmium and lead, which were present in the Mars soil stimulant. Well, good news: further research determined at least four of the crops do not contain dangerous heavy metal levels and are therefore edible, getting us one step closer to life on the Red Planet....
Tags: Science, Design, News, Crops, Nasa, Hawaii, Innovation, Agriculture, Plants, Fda, Mars One, Mars, Gardening And Plants, Mars Colony, Wageningen, Bas Lansdorp


Four plants grown in Mars-like soil are officially declared edible

Back in March, scientists from the Netherlands' Wageningen University successfully grew ten different crops in Mars-like soil provided by NASA. But there was a catch: they couldn't eat the food. They worried it contained heavy metals like cadmium and lead, which were present in the Mars soil stimulant. Well, good news: further research determined at least four of the crops do not contain dangerous heavy metal levels and are therefore edible, getting us one step closer to life on the Red Planet....
Tags: Science, Design, News, Crops, Nasa, Hawaii, Innovation, Agriculture, Plants, Fda, Mars One, Mars, Gardening And Plants, Mars Colony, Wageningen, Bas Lansdorp


2020 is set to be the biggest year yet for Mars exploration

 2020 is set to be a good year for Mars exploration. The United States, China, the United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia all have planned Mars missions that are scheduled to launch, or likely to launch, in that year. There have been more than 40 missions to Mars throughout history. Some of these missions were failures, while others completed their goals and are no longer operational. Today,… Read More
Tags: TC, Europe, Space, Science, China, Russia, Esa, United Arab Emirates, European Space Agency, Mars One, Mars, United States China, United Arab Emirates Europe


The Worrying Future of the Mars One Mission

Welcome to the nearing death of another weekend and, of course, another Reading List, gathering together some of this week's best words, phrases, and sentences spun into incredible stories. This week we have online black markets, the future of cybernetic prosthetics, the endangered art of the London cabby, and the brave and/or foolhardy mission of Mars One. Dig in, everyone.Read more...
Tags: Silk Road 20, London, Reading List, Mars One, Cybernetics