Do you remember Mars One, the startup that said it would finance an occupying mission to Mars by turning the journey into a reality TV spectacle? Now the company is bankrupt, according to financial documents published online.
Engadget confirmed bankruptcy with co-founder of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp, who told the publication he was working on a "solution" to the company's financial problems. For budding Mars colonists, however, this does not sound hopeful startup.
The message was first introduced on Reddit, where a user posted a link to Swiss financial documents suggesting the liquidation of the company.
For technical reasons, Mars One consisted of two arms ̵
But Lansdorp told Engadget that the charitable part of the project would not be able to trade without further funding.
In 2012, Lansdorp and his associates announced a ridiculously ambitious plan to send colonists to the Red Planet – and to fund the project with a reality television show about the selection process and the test colony on Earth. with the help of Bi g Brother Producer Paul Römer.
Although the dream may be dead, at the time of the press it lives in the form of an optimistic copy on the project's website.
"Mars One wants to create a permanent settlement with humans Mars," it says.
"Several unmanned missions will be completed to build a habitable settlement before carefully selected and trained crews leave for Mars.
" Financing and implementing this plan will not be easy, it will be difficult.
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