Mars One, the company promising to colonize Mars with human volunteers and shows a TV show about it, gets bankruptcy, shapes the dreams of the wishes of its participants and drew & # 39; I told you so & # 39; from its critics.
The company is expected to send people on a one-way journey to Mars where they live for the rest of their lives while we are on Earth watching it all unfold from the convenience of our couches .
The company's death news is only thanked a Reddit user who found a notice notice from Basel, Switzerland said it was declared bankrupt on January 15, 2019.
The group said it had 200,000 participants, but it was debated by former NASA researcher Joseph Roche, who volunteered for the project and said the actual number was 2,761. He also noted that the selection process has system points that can be increased by buying merchandise or giving money to the company.
Mars One produced documentary videos about their red planet volunteers, which were sold to broadcasters and consumers, and planned to bring brave colonizers to "a desert location to test their team practice " before setting off for Mars in 2026.
The project consists of Dutch non-profit Mars One Foundation and the for-profit Mars One Ventures, acquired by a Swiss financial services company in 2016.
"The bankruptcy involves only Mars One Ventures AG and does not affect the financial position of Mars One Foundation, which is the missionary force," [MarshalMarsOnesaidstatement "The Mars One Foundation is actively pursuing its efforts to secure funding for the next steps of the mission, either through the listed company or directly to the Foundation."
In July, the company reported that it has an investment from Phoenix Enterprises for up to $ 14 million that was intended to be used to pay for fees on licensing and re-listing of Mars One Ventures in stock exchange.
The project has been panned for not being realistic at all as an effort to colonize the red planet. Its critics include MIT researchers, who say the plan will kill all Mars residents.
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