They didn’t state any technical specification. They launched a crappy website made a bad CGI video. As proof they show some letters from aerospace companies and the resumee from 4 people who have no expertise in spaceflight. Then they made a huge press conference anouncing that they opened up application. Nothing more, no details, nothing. Each applicant has to pay a fee… Talking about gullets… Most serious space ventures remain silent until there is sufficent backing and research done.
Of course all the media jumps on it, repeating it uncritically, because most of them are unable or too lazy to research, so they copy and paste and recycle articles. Or maybe do so even knowingly for better revenue, because their readers want to dream, like the fairy tales and click, again and again. That’s why the Mars One crackpot idea gets that kind of attention, an attention that is extremly blown out of proportion.
A nobel prize winner says he likes the idea. Well, now we know, that even nobel prize winners might not be that smart, at least if it’s not their domain of expertise. But if you were Lance Basdork, wouldn’t you want to provide a source of credibility and pay a ‘noble’ person to say something nice about your idea? Not that I want to indicate that this is what happened. It could simply be ignorance on a noble persons part.
Applications are open for all people without expertise or other exclusion criteria? Why would you need a doctor, an engineer or a technician anyway? I wonder why they openend application for everybody around the world? Perhaps so that they can milk more people for their money? At the time this was written more than 165,000 people applied (which is 165,001 too much), which probably amounts to a few million dollar already. Not a bad cut and easy money for a simple media campaign, a crappy website and a video. But the show must go on and it proberbly will go on for few seasons.
By Mars One they should have realized how impossible their project is, so even the last fanboy might start to wonder why they go on? Excactly: KERCHING!
It all boils down to deception which feeds of ignorance and belief from their victims. The con artist is a professional deceiver, by capturing and leading the imagination, he directs sheeple to his intended outcome. He is a perfect liar, a Baron of Lies, a sleazy imposter and evil deceptor. Only vile lies originate from his bottomless pit of deception which is his gullet. Steady is his grin and sleek his mascerade. He would even sell his grandma for a discount or put her into a container to be watched by millions. Since Lasdork worked in Reality TV buisness before, he knows exactly how to manipulate the masses. This is his field of expertise.
A wonderful fairy tale by Lans Basdorp – DEBUNKED
I could go on about this, but better make a cut here: At best its a profitable venture for a few con artists, at worst its a suicide mission. To keep it going they will only bring out some announcements now and then, some design studies and contract work with aerospace companies. Then they will make a little hocus pocus in the desert, rake in a few millions with their TV show, just to announce: „We are terribly sorry, but there is unfortunatly not enough money to go on. We thank everybody who believed in us. One day the dream of mars colonization will come true.“ yada yada yada… „Oh, sorry, NO REFUNDS!“ By then they lived of millions of dollars.
If you have been a Mars One enthusiast and are still reading to this point my advice would be to stop believing just because you want to believe, while throwing money into these con artists gullets! It’s just sad that such crackpot ideas potentially undermine serious future projects.