Bas Lansdorp Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global

Bas Lansdorp

Co-Founder and CEO of Mars One

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 2032.

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.

Bas 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.

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Bas Lansdorp sold part of his shares in Ampyx Power to finance the start of Mars One. Now, only six 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 2022 and recently announced a contract with aerospace titan Lockheed Martin for this mission.

One of the reasons for the success of Mars One is Bas 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.  Bas’ presentations are the ultimate brain opener – after listening to a story about a manned mission to Mars, it is almost impossible to not think outside of the box.

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Bas demonstrates what might look impossible, is possible. Having a good plan is the basis of where you want to get to. If Bas knows how to go to Mars, our organization should also be able to achieve its ambitions! Bas opened our eyes and contributed to the success of our IT leadership workshop.
Director, CIO Staff Executive & IT Performance Lead at


We brought Bas in to speak at the 2014 NAB Show. Bas did a fabulous presentation on the Mars One project. His pioneering spirit and passion for Mars One is amazing, and even a bit contagious. We were very happy that his schedule allowed him to join us at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

National Association of Broadcasters

Over the past seven years, the Jefferson Educational Society have hosted over 700 lectures. As Executive Director, I have attended the vast majority of them. I can, without a doubt, state that Mr. Lansdorp's gave one of the top lectures I've attended. He took a tough topic, made it very exciting, and captured the imagination of the audience like very few presenters can. I'm eagerly waiting for him to come back to the Jefferson Society with an update a couple of years down the line.

The Jefferson Educational Society of Erie

Inspiring. Motivational. A story of ultimate challenge and resilience. Or is it poetry? Impossible is nothing.


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    £7k to £15k

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    £7k to £15k

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    £7k to £15k

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    £7k to £15k

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