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Outlandish Mars One project goes bankrupt before reaching Red Planet

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Feb 11, 2019 1:16 PM 2+ mon ago

Outlandish Mars One project goes bankrupt before reaching Red Planet     - CNET

The most unlikely plan for sending humans to our neighboring world appears to be done before it ever left the ground.

An artist's visualization of the Mars One base on the Red Planet.

The greatest journey in human history won't be financed by the most ambitious reality show ever. That's because the for-profit arm of the audacious venture known as Mars One has been dissolved by a civil court in Switzerland.

The brain child of Dutch engineer and entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, Mars One initially hoped to send test missions to Mars in 2018 to pave the way for human visitors in 2025. The whole adventure was to involve volunteer astronauts selected from the public via an "American Idol"-style public elimination process. The project's ever-growing mix of funding sources included advertising from the television show that would follow the process, crowdfunding and ...

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