A COMPANY STARTAP, which promised to send people to a one-way trip to Mars, announced bankruptcy.
Space barking behind the brilliant Dutch project Mars One promised to land four people on the red planet by 2025.
Everyone over 18 can apply online, attracting thousands of Martians from around the world.
Judicial acts, however, show that the scheme described by some as a "suicide mission" will not continue after the end of Mars One at a Swiss bankruptcy court in January.
According to reports, the project has raised £ 780,000 through a combination of donations and private investors, and it is unclear how many financiers have lost.
The ultimate failure of Mars One has made some commentators call it the "Fyre Interplanetary Festival" – after the scandalous luxury musical event that ordered the guests a 10,000-euro ticket just to be canceled.
Insolvency reports reveal that Dutch company Mars One Ventures, which is behind a misguided mission, is bankrupt in Basel, Switzerland, where it is located on January 15th.
Since then, the organization has been disbanded, with less than 20,000 pounds in bank accounts, according to the documents submitted.
Bass Lansdorp, a Dutch entrepreneur, founder of Mars One, told Engadget that the second non-profitable organization of the Mars One Foundation may also be forced to close the store unless it receives additional investment.
He added that he worked with other parties to "find a solution".
Lansdorp's ambitious vision for Mars One attracted news when the company announced its plans for 2012.
After its first wave of candidates reported to be 200,000, the company chose 100 candidates for its short list in 2015.
The global TV selection process in reality was proposed as a way to choose the final team, with viewers voting for their favorite astronauts at home.
Four lucky pioneers will go through eight years of training before the start. They had to be happy that they would never return to Earth – since the mission of Mars One was a one-way trip.
The whole mission had to be televised as a way to fund the project without state money.
The bold plans were met with great skepticism, and after years of delay, it seems that the suspects are right.
Experts have voiced concern that launching a billions of pounds of Mars rocket could be funded by a television broadcast.
MIT researchers said the Lansdorp plan would likely kill all colonists within two months of landing on the planet.
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