Make Me A Martian

Proudly supported by

Play icon

Make Me A Martian


  Last updated March 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm


Make Me A Martian is the game show that is out of this world! Your stellar contestants are environmental scientist Carmel Johnston, and Mars One candidate Josh Richards.

Carmel Johnston recently finished serving as the Crew Commander of The University of Hawaii’s 365 day Mars simulation mission (Hi-SEAS 4) co-funded by NASA where she and five other people lived in complete isolation for an entire year to simulate a Mars mission. With a Masters of Science in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University, she was able to apply her passion for science and sustainable living to amongst other things grow vegetables for the crew.

And physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. Josh found his true calling in 2012 when he discovered the Mars One project. Selected from over 200,000 applicants, he’s currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed to leave Earth forever to colonise Mars in 2027.

Carmel and Josh will be put through their paces by comedian and architect Moataz Hamde, who will leave no Martian stone unturned to help you figure out who should win!

So whose Mars colonisation knowledge will reign supreme? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Huge thanks to the WOMADelaide Planet Talks for making this show happen.

Published By

Science and technology is as much a part of our cultural fabric as art, music, theatre and literature. They play a significant role in our daily lives, yet, in a world dependent on science, we often take them for granted. Australia’s Science Channel believes every citizen has a right, and a responsibility, to be informed, and our mission is to create programs to bring that about.