LIFE on Mars could become a reality – and one islander still has a chance to be a first inhabitant.
Ben De Jersey-Moore, 33, pictured, is one of 1,058 volunteers remaining in the Mars One project.
It is a worldwide mission aiming to establish human life on the planet in 2025.
The website explains its plans, which consist of cargo missions and unmanned preparation of a habitable settlement, followed by human landings.
The next few years will see a demonstration mission, communication satellites launched and two rovers and several cargo missions sent to the planet.
These will set up the station where the human crew will live and work. The first unmanned mission is scheduled for 2018.
In the first round more than 200,000 applications were submitted from all over the world.