|Born||5 March 1977|
|Alma mater||University of Twente|
|Known for||CEO of Mars One|
He worked for five years at Delft University of Technology and in 2008 founded Ampyx Power in order to develop a new, viable method of generating wind energy. In 2011, he sold part of his shares in Ampyx in order to launch Mars One.
Lansdorp became determined to establish the first permanent human colony on Mars during his studies at the University of Twente. His primary focus was not on overcoming the technological challenges, rather the business model.
Until 2013, he financed almost the entire project himself.
He does not plan to be part of the crew.
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