The astrophysics student with a chance to live – and die – on Mars


From 202,586 hopefuls, to the 100 would-be astronauts. A 24-year-old astrophysics students at Birmingham University was yesterday named on the shortlist of candidates selected to set up the first human colony on Mars – on a one-way mission that, if successful, would represent one of the most audacious achievements in human history. “I found out at…

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