An artist's impression of the Mars One lander preparing to touch down on the red planet after the lengthy journey from Earth. Graphic: Bryan Versteeg and Mars One

Hong Kong, mainland Chinese students set sights on Mars landing

Thousands, including two from Hong Kong, apply for the ultimate reality show - a one-way trip to colonise the red planet with cameras in tow

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An artist's impression of the Mars One lander preparing to touch down on the red planet after the lengthy journey from Earth. Graphic: Bryan Versteeg and Mars One
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.