Hannah Earnshaw, has been passionate about space from an early age. Hannah went on to study Physics at school and university, and is currently working towards a PhD in Astronomy at Durham University. Hannah is one of the three people within the UK that has been shortlisted for the Mars One Mission. If selected she will enter an elite training programme to prepare for a series of manned missions to Mars in the 2020s, with the first crew scheduled to depart in October 2024. With 200,000 original applicants, the competition for the most desired job in history grows more intense by the day…
Hannah has accepted that she would not see her friends and family face-to-face ever again if she was chosen to go to Mars, but said she hoped they would be able to exchange videos via the internet.
Find out more about Hannah on the BBC Website.
2 Mars One Mission applicants will be at the Settle Storytelling Festival 2014. Find out more about Ryan McDonald here