Remember Mars One, the startup that said it was going to fund a crewed mission to Mars by turning the journey into a reality television spectacle?
Engadget confirmed the bankruptcy with Mars One co-founder Bas Lansdorp, who told the publication that he was working “to find a solution” to the company’s financial woes – but things don’t sound hopeful for the would-be Mars colonist startup.
But Lansdorp told Engadget that the non-profit portion of the project wasn’t able to act without further funding.
Back in 2012, Lansdorp and his associates announced a ludicrously ambitious plan to send colonists to the Red Planet – and to fund the project with a reality TV show about the selection process and on-Earth test colony, with the help of Big Brother producer Paul Römer.
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