Friday, 22 February, 2019

Company that advertised one-way trips to Mars goes bankrupt

The Company That Wanted To Colonise Mars By 2023 Has Gone Bankrupt Mars One is dead
Doris Mccormick | 13 February, 2019, 22:54

The financial bankruptcy of the department of Mars One Ventures, a company based in Switzerland, has thus deprived the program of the main source of funding - income from television broadcasting rights. "For the execution of the actual voyage to Mars, the company will continue to seek strategic collaboration with renowned companies and organizations involved with the travel to Mars", it now says.

Almost seven years after it first grabbed headlines, Mars One, a startup that wanted to send the first human colony to Mars, is officially dead.

Mars One started grabbing headlines in 2012 when the company revealed its insane plan to send humans to Mars in 2020s.

The company had recently whittled down its large application list of would-be Martians to 100 names, with plans to reduce it further before starting full-time training.

According to the company, Mars One's total debts current amount to CHF 1.1m, or around $1.11m.

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Mars One - which began in the Netherlands and now has ties to a Swiss financial services company - says it's been talking to investors and hopes to emerge from the bankruptcy process intact. And then, things went from "dream on" to "oh, no".

Be that as it may, many of Mars One's claims have come under intense scrutiny in the years since its beginning. This is certainly good news for Mars One's investors, who are owed in excess of $1 million and might actually recoup their money this way.

It looked like the final nail in the coffin for the organization, which was founded back in 2012 with the stated goal of taking humanity to the Red Planet via a reality TV show that would select a handful of finalists from thousands of astronaut applicants, but was repeatedly accused of being a scam preying on people's enthusiasm for Mars.

Founder Bas Lansdorp, confirmed the news to Engadget and told the publication he was "working to find a solution".

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