Remember Mars One, the beginning that said it was going to fund a manned mission to Mars making the trip a reality television show? Now the company is bankrupt, according to financial documents published online.
Engadget confirmed the bankruptcy with the co-founder of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp, who told the publication that he was working "to find a solution" to the company's financial problems, but things do not seem hopeful for the possible Mars colony. .
The news was first made public on Reddit, where a user posted a link to Swiss financial documents, suggesting that the company was scheduled to be liquidated.
According to the documents, Mars One comprised two arms: Mars One Ventures and the nonprofit Mars One Foundation, and it is the lucrative party that has no cash, according to the documents.
But Lansdorp told Engadget that the nonprofit part of the project could not act without more funds.
In 2012, Lansdorp and its associates announced a ridiculously ambitious plan to send settlers to the Red Planet, and to finance the project with a reality show about the selection process and the test colony on Earth, with the help of Older brother Producer Paul Römer.
Although the dream may be dead, it is still alive at the time of publication in the form of an optimistic copy on the project's website.
"Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars," reads.
"Several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement before carefully selected and trained crews leave Mars.
"Financing and implementing this plan will not be easy, it will be difficult."
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