Astronaut Candidates Launch “Future Martians” Podcast for National Science Week

Melbourne, Australia, – July 27, 2018 – With the planet Mars in Opposition, Australian Mars One astronaut candidates Josh Richards and Dianne McGrath announced the imminent release of their new podcast series, Future Martians. Throughout the 12-episode series starting August 1, 2018, Josh and Dianne speak with other Mars One astronaut candidates from around the world about the Mars One project, their motivations for applying for this one-way mission to Mars, and what they are doing to become Future Martians. Future Martians is engaging listening for anyone fascinated by science, space exploration, and the untapped possibilities of human endeavours.

Episode 1 sees Josh uncovering Dianne’s motivations for applying to go one-way to Mars, how being an astronaut candidate has affected her, and what she is doing today to prepare for life on the red planet. “Our goal is to provide unique insights into people who have dared to do something so incredible: seek to be part of the first human settlement on Mars,” said co-host Josh Richards, “It is in humankind’s nature to be curious and explore. Future Martians delves into the psyche of those who may become the modern-day explorers of space.” Each week Josh and Dianne introduce Mars One candidates from as far afield as Denmark, South Africa, Spain, the UAE, USA and Australia. “The Mars One project advocates for diversity in gender, age and culture,” said fellow co-host Dianne McGrath, “We sought to reflect that in the fellow candidates we spoke with in each episode.”

An event of National Science Week 2018, episodes of Future Martians will be released twice-weekly from August 1 for a 6-week period. Visit Soundcloud ( to download and listen to Future Martians on your favourite device from August 1, 2018.

Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Before carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars, several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement waiting for the first astronauts to arrive. Mars One consists of two entities: the not-for-profit Mars One Foundation and Mars One Ventures AG. The Mars One Foundation implements and manages the mission and owns the mission hardware. It also selects and trains the crews and is building an ever-growing community of experts and supporters that follow the progress of the mission and contribute to it.

Mars One Ventures holds the exclusive monetization rights around the Mars One mission. There are many revenue possibilities around the mission to Mars: merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, partnerships, Intellectual Property, events, games, apps, and many more. F

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