Remember Mars One, the startup that says it will support a crewed mission on Mars by opening a trip to a reality television show? Now the company is bankrupt, according to financial documents published online.
Engadget confirmed bankruptcy with Mars One's co-founder Bas Lansdorp, who stated in the publication that he was working "to find a solution" to the company's financial problems – but things were not good to expect for Mars colonist
The news was first shown on Reddit, where a user posted a link to financial Swiss documents indicating that the company was set to liquidate.
To be technical, Mars One is composed of two firearms – the for-profit Mars One Ventures and the non-profit Mars One Foundation ̵
But Lansdorp told Engadget that the non-profit part of the project was unable to act without additional funding.
Back in 2012, Lansdorp and his colleagues announced a fascinating ambitious plan to send colonists to the Red Planet – and fund the project on a reality TV show about the selection process and on-Earth test colony, with the help of Bi g Brother producer Paul Römer.
Although the dream may be dead, it survives at the time of reporting in the form of a positive copy on the project website.
"The Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars," reads.
"Some unauthorized missions will be completed, establishing a proper settlement before careful selection and trained personnel will leave Mars.
" Funding and implementation of the plan will not be easy it's hard. "
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