There are plenty of reasons why people should be skeptical of Mars One's ability to establish a colony on the Red Planet. The science is doubtful, it needs aerospace companies to commit to the project and it will require billions of dollars in funding -- money that simply isn't there yet.
Despite all the technological and financial hurdles, a Martian colony is going to happen -- and sooner than anyone realises. The only question is: What comes next?
The Citizen Mars series takes an in-depth look at five of the 100 finalists for the Mars One mission. In each episode we chart the progress of everyday people determined to be the first to colonise the red planet.
Through interviews and extensive vérité that spans Europe, Africa, Asia and the US, discover the obsession with the future, adventure and space that's propelling them to leave everything -- and everyone -- behind.