Gillian takes a step towards Mars mission

Late Spring on MarsUniversity of Sheffield astrophysics student and UKSEDS member, Gillian Finnerty, has made it through to the next round of selection for the first human mission to Mars.

ITV news report she is one of just 40 from the UK who have been chosen to go through to the next stage of the selection process for the trip to the Red Planet. They say Gillian read about the private Mars One mission on Facebook and knew it was for her.

Watch the ITV News report at

University of Sheffield story

Sheffield Star story

Gillian Finnerty and UK astronaut Tim Peake

Gillian Finnerty and UK astronaut Tim Peake

Sheffield Telegraph story

Gillian Finnerty

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)

Mars One