The organizing company Mars One turned out to be bankrupt
The Mars colonization project turned out to be a beautiful fantasy without appropriate technologies
Mars One Ventures company, which previously promised to populate Mars with earthlings and arrange a TV show from this, is in the process of liquidation. In January 2019, the Mars One project was officially declared bankrupt.
The founder of the startup, thanks to which earthlings could finally populate the Red Planet, is a businessman Bas Lansdorp. It seems that Mars One failed to attract investors, so the founder had to finance the company independently.
The author of idea imagined the conquest of Mars as an informational event. While IT genius Elon Mask was engaged in creating a new rocket and improving the engine, Bass Lansdorp dreamed of a television show with the participation of earthlings who had landed on Mars.
The corporation of the Dutch dreamer was represented by two enterprises. The first enterprise was a foundation according to its organizational structure and tried to attract funding. The second enterprise is Mars One Ventures AG, registered in Switzerland and valued at 100 million US dollars, but since the middle of January 2019 it has been in a state of liquidation.
There is also a branch office in the UK which does not conduct any business. There's a small amount of money in its accounts: no more than 20 thousand pounds.
Mars colonization project is failed. Cosmonautics is not a television show
Mars One Foundation non-profit organization still exists. But, according to founder Bas Lansdorp, it cannot function without adequate funding.
In 2018, as part of the Mars One project, it was supposed to launch a landing module on the Red Planet. The Mars research vehicle should check the possibility of extracting water: according to scientists, there is ice on the planet. Next, the robot was obliged to launch into the planet's orbit the first ever communication module that would transmit a television signal to Earth. Until 2026, living blocks, life support systems, and scientific equipment were expected on Mars.
There were no major investments in the project. It is only known that import and export company from Amsterdam Phoenix Enterprises expressed a desire to allocate 12 million US dollars for the implementation of ambitious plans. During its operations, Mars One company managed to get listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and leave it.