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Bas Lansdorp MSc

Bas Lansdorp MSc

Founder of Mars One
Languages : English, Dutch

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Bas Lansdorp is a born entrepreneur with a passion for ambitious projects. He is co-founder and CEO of Mars One, the dutch foundation that aims to land the first humans on Mars in 2027.

Mars One has a renowned advisory board including a former NASA Chief Technologist, an astronaut, and a Nobel prize laureate. With several completed feasibility studies by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Paragon Space Development Corporation, Mars One Foundation has built a firm basis on which to continue its mission. Mars One has signed an agreement to list at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, through a reverse takeover in which Mars One is valued at 87 million euro.

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Bas Lansdorp is a born entrepreneur with a passion for ambitious projects. He is co-founder and CEO of Mars One, the dutch foundation that aims to land the first humans on Mars in 2027.

Mars One has a renowned advisory board including a former NASA Chief Technologist, an astronaut, and a Nobel prize laureate. With several completed feasibility studies by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and Paragon Space Development Corporation, Mars One Foundation has built a firm basis on which to continue its mission. Mars One has signed an agreement to list at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, through a reverse takeover in which Mars One is valued at 87 million euro.

One of the reasons for the success of Mars One is Lansdorp's enthusiasm, which he transfers to any audience in a contagious way.

In his talk, Bas Lansdorp will discuss the why of Mars exploration and the how: Mars One's mission is feasible because it is a mission of permanent settlement, there is no return trip. He will also explain the business model for a manned mission to Mars and the complexities of finding a crew of four that can actually leave their friends family and planet behind for their ultimate dream: settling on Mars.

Lansdorp received his masters of science degree in mechanical engineering from Twente University in 2003. At Delft University of Technology he worked for five years on his PhD research in wind energy. He abandoned his research to start his first company, Ampyx Power. Ampyx Power develops a novel, cheaper than coal, method of wind energy generation.

Lansdorp sold part of his shares in Ampyx Power to finance the start of Mars One. Now, only three years later, Mars One is one of the established names in the world of space exploration. Mars One aims to send its first unmanned demonstration mission to Mars in 2020 and recently announced a contract with aerospace titan Lockheed Martin for this mission.

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Vice President, Technology Operations National Association of Broadcasters

Janet H. Elliott

 “His presentations were wonderful, both at the luncheon and the session that was part of the Military and Government Workshop. Many of the attendees remarked how exciting it was to hear from a visionary and true  “space pioneer.” We are honored and so very happy that he was able to join us.”


Positiv Opplaering (Norway)

Hanne Drivenes

"Bas was great! Both we and the attendees are very happy with the performance, it was an very interesting and exciting! Stavanger’s newspaper, Stavanger Aftenblad, even wrote an article today, about his performance and the Mars-One project. Tell him thank you, and that we are very happy!"


Cafe Deco Group

Graeme Reading

"Bas presented a compelling story of his journey leading to his co-founding of Mars One, backed up by beautiful imagery not only of the planet but also of the proposed colonisation of Mars. Bas is an excellent speaker, backed up with great visual material. It was difficult to draw the session to a close as the Q & A that followed was enthusiastic and pointed. Bas was a most impressive speaker and the feedback that I received after this event was only praise and admiration.

I have no hesitation in recommending Bas as a presenter to a focussed or diverse audience."

Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One Project – To Colonize Mars
Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One Project – To Colonize Mars
Colonizing Mars | StarTalk
Colonizing Mars | StarTalk
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Congres Berlin 2014
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Bas Lansdorp - Mars Colonizer
Bas Lansdorp - Mars Colonizer