posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 12:13 PM
reply to post by asen_y2k
That article came out the same month the mission was announced! Talk about a wanna-be skeptic jumping the gun.
No. That data is simply out-dated, assuming rubbish.
Here are the facts:
Mars One is officially not for-profit foundation as of October 2012.
They have acquired components for their space missions from several private companies which deal with space exploration. If you've been keeping tabs,
you'll notice space exploration is going from the hands of a few governments, to several upcoming, and long-known private corporations. You don't
have to call NASA to be legit these days.
They are acquiring the Falcon Heavy from SpaceX as their spaceflight launch system.
They will likely utilize a Transit living module from Thales Alenia Space, which will be assembled while in low-orbit of Earth.
Here is a quick list of advisers for the project:
As of November 2012 the Mars One advisory board includes:
Tanja Masson-Zwaan – Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University, President of the International
Institute of Space Law, board member of the Netherlands Space Society, advisory board member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and was on the
founding board of Women in Aerospace Europe
Brian Enke – Senior Space Research Analyst at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, USA
Profesor Pascale Ehrenfreund – lead investigator with the NASA Astrobiology Institute
Dr. Gino Ormeno – Aviation Medical Examiner
Steve Carsey – a UK television executive and CEO of Conceive Media, a consultancy, development and production venture specialising in the creation
of cross platform entertainment brands for the global market
Dr. Raye Kass – Professor of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Profesor Thais Russomano – has over 20 years experience in Aerospace Medicine, Space Physiology and Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and
Telemedicine & eHealth research and development
Dr. Christopher P. McKay – a Planetary Scientist at NASA Ames He has a particular interest in the evolution of the solar system and the origin
of life and is actively involved in planning for future Mars missions including human exploration. Dr McKay has been involved with research in
several Mars-like environments and has traveled to the Antarctic Dry Valleys, the Atacama Desert, the Arctic, and the Namib Desert.
Dr. John D. Rummel – Director of the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy at East Carolina University
Dr. John W. Traphagan – Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Centennial Commission and the Liberal Arts Fellow at the University of Texas at
Dr. James R. Kass – has worked in the field of human spaceflight for more than 30 years
The very fact that they're able to market their selves so well in the media, with this reality show, and to sell such items far in advance like
shirts shows that they might actually have what it takes (a ton of tons of tons of monies) to actually pull this off.