Josh Richards, Australia

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This former combat engineer didn’t think he’d live to 30. Now he’s a candidate for Mars One, and not even the prospect of leaving his loved ones behind can scare him off. When the mission is to expand human settlement to other planets, he says, you “can’t get too fixated on the individual impacts.”

I’m Moving to Mars

Would you travel to Mars if it meant staying forever? To some, a one-way ticket to another planet might sound daunting—but when Mars One, a European and American venture aiming to send human settlers