The Science Inside MarsOne

Four South Africans are among the 100 hopefuls who have made it through to round three of the Mars One human settlement mission, reported the Mail & Guardian recently. This week’s The Science Inside chats to one of them – Kobus Vermeulen.

“Ever wanted to go to space? We’re looking beyond earth this episode, with stories about Mars One’s Kobus Vermeulen and how NASA plans to go to Mars. We also find out whether an asteroid is likely to hit your home any time soon.”


More info on MarsOne:
Kobus Vermeulen’s profile:
Meet the South African MarsOne finalists:

The Science Inside

The Science Inside is produced by The Wits Radio Academy with funding from The Department of Science & Technology. Each week the show goes inside the science of a major news item, natural disaster or cultural event, such as the salvage of the Costa Concordia, fracking, a train crash or the shortage of ARVs. In addition to expert interviews, each show features listeners’ questions, answered by a university student in the appropriate field. A regular feature, “The Science OUTside”, also takes the show on a trip out of the studio. A second regular segment is “2 Minute Science”, which looks at future developments and how science can change the world. Tune in to Vow FM every Monday at 6pm.

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