Beckenham lab technician could be jetting off to Mars

PUBLISHED: 09:44 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:44 18 February 2015




No, really

A lab technician from Beckenham is among five Britons who have been shortlisted to go and live on Mars.

Alison Rigby hopes to quit life on Earth and become one of the first humans to not only set foot on our neighbouring planet but live there.

The Mars One Project aims to set up a permanent human settlement on the planet by 2024. More than 200,000 people applied to take part. The 35-year-old said: “I want to be remembered for doing something great.

“I think it’s time for humans to leave the Earth and start living somewhere else and I have the skills to help make that happen.”

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