Bas Lansdorp

Founder & CEO at Mars One

Bas Lansdorp is the co-founder and CEO of Mars One. Started in 2011, Mars One is organizing a permanent settlement mission to the planet Mars. Lansdorp received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University in 2003. For five years Lansdorp worked at Delft University of Technology and in 2008 founded Ampyx Power in order to develop a new, viable method of generating wind energy. Lansdorp sold the majority of his shares in Ampyx in 2011 in order to launch Mars One, Lansdorp’s dream for many years.