40 – Mars One Waning (feat. Ryan MacDonald)

April 17, 2018

Mars One captured the world’s attention when it announced its intentions to colonize Mars by 2023. But since that milestone announcement back in 2012, the organization has faced funding difficulties, delays, and accusations of fraud and misdirection. Meanwhile, the Mars 100, the hundred candidates currently hoping for a seat on the first mission, are left waiting and wondering. Cambridge University PhD student and Mars 100 candidate Ryan MacDonald joins Jake to discuss his experience, the money situation, and Mars One’s future.

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Past coverage of Mars One

  • Episode 1: The Waxing Interest in Mars (January 2016)

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3 comments on “40 – Mars One Waning (feat. Ryan MacDonald)

  1. Really liked the idea of pivoting to a astronaut trainig program

    • Orazor Jul 24, 2018

      If Mars One manages to roll out the training process it would be a big success for that over optimistic project.
      All beyond that (positively maybe including the satellite demo mission) is unrealistic considering the current tech is not ready yet to process in-situ materials on distant celestial objects.

  2. Jason Remigio III Feb 19, 2019

    Since they cannot use Falcon rockets, will they be leaning towards the Atlas V rockets and Orion capsules. Since Elon Musk won’t give his technology of Falcon rockets and Dragon capsules. NASA has also built the Valkyrie robots which can be used on Mars Missions.

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