Mars One, which offered 1-way trips to Mars, declared bankrupt – CBC News

Mars One, a Dutch company that planned to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars and start the first human colony on the Red Planet, hasbeen declared bankrupt.

The declaration was made in a Swiss court on Jan. 15and posted on Reddit this past weekend officially dissolving Mars One Ventures AG. Bas Lansdorp, company co-founder and CEO, told CBC Newsin an email Monday afternoon that Mars One would issue a press release later in the day.

Mars One began accepting applications in 2013 for a mission to establish a permanent settlement on Mars. It planned to launch a total of 24 people in groups of four every two years starting in 2024. The company claimed it could do so using existing technology.

It estimated launching the first four people would…

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