If I Die on Mars

Image Credit: Mars Society MRDS

Three volunteers are on the shortlist to be among four people on the Mars One programme, the first manned space flight to Mars – a one-way trip that’s effectively a suicide mission. A physics student in the UK, a young doctor from Mozambique and an Iraqi-American woman, all happy to sacrifice their futures for a place in history. Why do they want to leave Earth, and who are they leaving behind? As the list of potential Mars explorers is whittled down further on 16 February, meet those competing to be the first to land on the Red Planet.


The video was made by Stateless Media for the Guardian

Featured Image Credit: Mars Society MRDS


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    • Thank you Michael, we enjoy your blog too, especially the Japan series :-)

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