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‘Perfection’: Calling occupants of interplanetary craft. Beam us up!

If sci-fi has taught us one thing, it’s that anything is possible on Mars. A perfect adventure for ambitious Earthlings. Every kid wants to be an astronaut when they grow up. But being a Martian – it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Alexandra Alvaro spoke to a real life Martian for the lowdown on life on Mars. 

Audio report by Alexandra Alvaro

Life as a Martian is tough. Being trapped in a habitat in the middle of a hot desert planet is not quite the adventurous life many astronaut wannabes might dream of. But for others, the prospect of escaping Earth’s gravity is irresistible. .

This special Citizen audio series is co-published with All The Best radio. Check out the podcast for the full series from this Wednesday, 27 July.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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