Mars One, the company that promised to colonize Mars with human volunteers and do a reality television show about it, went bankrupt, struck down the dreams of its willing participants, and drew "I told you," from his critics.
The company hoped to send people on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would settle for the rest of their lives, while on Earth we saw everything comfortably from our sofas.
The news of the company's downfall was only released thanks to a reddit user making a judicial complaint Basel found in Switzerland had declared bankrupt on January 15, 2019.
The group claimed to have 200,000 willing participants. However, this was contested by former NASA researcher Joseph Roche, who volunteered for the project and the actual number was 2,761. He also said that the selection process had a points system that could be increased by buying goods or donating money to the company.
Mars One filmed documentaries about their red planet volunteers resold and scheduled to broadcast broadcasters and buyers The Intrepid Colonialists are said to be a "desert location to test their teamwork skills" before they 2026 to Mars.
The project consists of the Dutch non-profit foundation Mars One and the for-profit Mars One Ventures, acquired in 2016 by a Swiss financial services company.
"The bankruptcy involves only Mars One Ventures AG and does not affect the financial condition of the Mars One Foundation, which is the driving force behind the mission. Mars One said in a statement. "The Mars One Foundation continues 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 it had a $ 14 million investment from Phoenix Enterprises that was used to pay royalties and re-list Mars One Ventures on the stock exchange.
The project was not intended to be realistic as an attempt to colonize the red planet. Critics include MIT researchers who said the plan would simply kill all Mars settlers.
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