Dennis Tito has been said to be worth AT LEAST $200+ million, some sources say $1 billion. I can't find Bas Lansdorp's net worth listed anywhere on
the web, but to get this far with project hype its likely safe to assume he's in the $20+million club. Also Dennis Tito was invited to speak to a
House Sub committee on the project,
No surprise that a guy who proposed a politically right oriented space mission was invited to speak before a political body.
By the way, there was no "House Subcommittee on the project". He was asked to speak at the House Subcommittee on Space.
A lot of people are invited to speak before them He just happened to be one of them and one of the least credible.
Would you like a list of the others?
he is proposing a P3 project. Do you know that that is?
Public Private Partnership. Duh.
One which would require more Public support than Private investment now that no one flocked to his original idea which failed to gather any real
interest just as his modified second attempt is failing now.
Do you think I'm stupid? Do you know I worked as a student with NASA Ames? I actually talk with people on a regular basis who know more about this
stuff than me or you.
I'm an Astronomy and Astrobiology major and probably forgot more about space before I was age 10 than you know now.
I didn't just get off of the short bus.
Sure it may not get a approved at the end of the day, but the fact that they let him come and speak, shows that the project does have some
validity, certainly more than you are giving it credit for.
So basically your argument is that because Dennis Tito is richer than Bas that Tito's plan (which still has no investors nor technology partners) is
People criticize Mars One's 2025 crew launch as being too ambitious and too soon, yet you somehow believe we're going to send The Honeymooners to Mars
Even people close to Tito have criticized his plan severely for this and his asking for a government handout (i'm sorry... P3 with an emphasis on the
first P) rather than using his billionaire connections. The whole thing seems like a sure way to fail.
Mars One on the other hand has everything Tito doesn't.
- Investors (no bucks? no buck rogers)
- Technology Partners (Lockheed Martin, Space-X, Bigelow Aerospace, SSTL, Google, etc)
- Mass Media (There seems to be a story about Mars One very month or so. Inspiration Mars? Not so much)
- Name Recognition (ask 10 people if they have heard of Inspiration Mars, then ask those and another 10 if they heard of Mars One)
No one cares if Dennis Tito spent $20 million to take a joyride with the Russians when he's talking about a pie in the sky, politically motivated
mission at taxpayer expense.
Almost no one in the space industry takes him seriously. Mars One on the other hand, they're working with and willing to listen to.
17-1-2014 by JadeStar because: (no reason given)