Mars One Has Been Overhyped, Is Out Of Money

So you may have heard of Mars One. It’s ostensibly a project to send four people (two men and two women) to Mars on a one way trip to establish a permanent colony. This American Life even did a neat piece on it. There was a Castle episode with a knock off version of it even. A lot of people have applied to become one of these would-be martian pilgrims, competing with each other for the much valued spots.

Well here’s the thing: Mars One is a god damned mess.

Dr. Joseph Roche, a professor at Trinity College and a Mars One applicant, has come forward and explained just how weird Mars One is. From applicants buying their way through selection rounds to Mars One’s sketchy business practices, the likelihood of them ever sending an actual space craft is null, let alone anyone they do send surviving.

So yeah… so much for that.

Via Matter

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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