Meet The Mars 100: people hoping to spend the rest of their lives on the red planet

One hundred people have been shortlisted by Mars One, out of which four will be the first humans to live on Mars.

As they move into the third round of its selection process, people from all over the world have been selected: 39 from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, seven from Africa, and seven from Oceania.

Out of the 31 from Europe, five brits are looking to take their place on colony: Alison, Hannah, Ryan, Maggie Lieu, and Clare.

This next round of challenges will focus on how the candidates can team up to take on the challenges you will find on Mars. “Being one of the best individual candidates does not automatically make you the greatest team player, so I look forward to seeing how the candidates progress and work together in the upcoming challenges.” said Dr. Norbert Kraft.

We've reached out to the British finalists for comment.