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One-way ticket to Mars

Martian landscape

Would you like a room with this view? Picture: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

A company from the Netherlands is planning to send a group of people on a one-way trip to the planet Mars.

Callum and Jennifer learn what kind of people are needed to take part in such a mission.

This week's question:

How big is Mars compared to the Earth?

a: Mars is bigger

b: They are about the same size

c: Mars is smaller

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.

Listen

One-way ticket to Mars

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Vocabulary

a one-way journey

a trip from which you don't return immediately, or in this case, at all

to settle (somewhere)

to be the first people to establish a community in a new place

permanently

forever

to jump at the opportunity (to do something)

to be very enthusiastic about doing something

smart

clever, intelligent

to be stranded (somewhere)

to be unable to leave a place

an uninhabited island

an island where nobody lives

to finance (something)

to raise the money to make something possible

reality TV

a form of television show where people are filmed while living their lives, often in unusual places and situations

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