The company that promised a one-way ticket to Mars is bankrupt – The Verge

Mars One Ventures the company that claimed it was going to send hundreds of people to live (and ultimately die) on the Red Planet is now bankrupt, according to Swiss financial notices. Its an unsurprising development, as many experts suspected that Mars One has been a scam for years, preying on peoples desires to travel to space without having a real plan to get them there.

News of the liquidation first came to light over the weekend, thanks to a Redditor who spotted a notice for the companys bankruptcy on a website for the city of Basel, Switzerland where Mars Ones parent company is based. The source indicated that the the city declared the company bankrupt on January 15th, which then dissolved the organization. Mars Ones creator…

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