Mankind will be led to Mars sooner or later, but planning and executing the first manned mission to another planet is obviously a complex and expensive task.
Mars One was one of the first and most ambitious attempts to get a manned Mars mission from the ground. But it was terribly wrong, brief and possibly even deceptive in nature. It is also dead now.
Mars One – broken into a confusing ill-treatment by a nonprofit and a profit-making company – gathered tens of millions of dollars from investors who saw the promise of the company's goal to create a permanent Mars settlement. It was obvious that things didn't work.
Reports of the company's collapse, which were taken up by Reddit and discovered by Engadget, indicate that the entire organization has run out of funding.
A bankruptcy declaration seems to be the last nail in the coffin of Mars One's commercial efforts and any missions that were still in their very first step.
But it is worth noting that all this was a big mess from the beginning and the business model (if you can even call it that) was laughable.
The company had sucked money and paid license fees to non-profit association while attempting to proceed with a Mars mission.
In the beginning, the company aimed at a $ 6 billion budget to get its first crew of four astronauts to Mars, but it was far from raising that figure.
Although it somehow managed to scramble $ 6 billion, most experts agreed that there would not be enough funding to do the job at hand.
And then it is the mission itself, which was badly thought and would have been incredibly dangerous if it was carried out as the company had planned. The idea was that the astronauts would take a one-way trip to Mars, start a colony's beginning and then live out their lives on the red planet.
Scientists shouted out loud from the beginning and said that the plan lacked sustainability and travelers would probably die quickly if they even managed to survive the trip.