• Hannah Phillips

Aussie Shortlisted for One-way Trip to Mars

Imagine giving up life as you know it - leaving everyone and everything you love behind, and going on a one-way trip to Mars.

That's exactly what Josh Richards has signed up to do, and will blast off to the red planet in 2031 if selected from a shortlist of 100 candidates.

A physicist, explosives engineer, soldier and stand-up comedian, Mr Richards has a wealth of experience behind him, and is also one of the 2017 ambassadors for National Science Week (August 12-20).

Josh joined Anita on the Country Viewpoint to discuss his potential future in space.

To find out more about National Science Week and discover which events are on in your area, head to their website.