Bas Lansdorp I Keynote Speaker
Bas Lansdorp is an 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 human on Mars in 2032.
Lansdorp abandoned his PhD research in wind energy at Delft University of Technology to start his first company, Ampyx Power. Ampyx Power develops a novel, cheaper than coal, method of wind energy generation.
Lansdorp then sold part of his shares in Ampyx Power to finance the start of Mars One in 2011. Now, 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 2022 and recently announced a contract with aerospace titan Lockheed Martin for this mission.
Bas Lansdorp - Essence Statement
“We are not going to Mars for Mars, we are going to Mars for Earth.” One of the most prominent names in the world of space exploration Bas Landorp talks about the first manned mission to Mars and why it is so vital for the future of humanity; and that of planet earth.
From possible technological spin-offs to new businesses being conceived, Landorp argues that expansion into space will positively influence the future generations; by transforming the way we relate to one another and taking greater care of our one true Star-Ship: The Planet Earth.