Outer space reality TV show taking off

More than 78,000 people have applied to permanently move to Mars.

More than 78,000 people have applied to permanently move to Mars.

The applicants, who are from 120 different countries, are part of a project from new reality TV series from Dutch non-profit organisation Mars One.

The group have opened a two-year selection process to find people who want to start a new settlement on the planet.

Co-founder Bas Lansdorp said: "With 78,000 applications in two weeks, this is turning out to be the most desired job in history.

"These numbers put us right on track for our goal of half a million applicants."

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