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Durham student's dream of one-way mission to Mars

A PhD student from Durham University has progressed to the second round of an ambitious project to send people to live on Mars.

The Mars One expedition aims to establish a permanent human colony on the planet from 2025.

Hannah Earnshaw, who's studying Astronomy, was one of more than 200,000 applicants worldwide to enter the selection process.

She's through to stage two, along with 1,057 others. There are two more stages to go.

Around 24 people, potentially, will eventually be selected to establish a village on Mars and conduct vital research.

Funding is ongoing for the Dutch-based mission, which is one-way.

Hannah explained to us why she applied.