W: Hello Callum.
M: Do you like to travel?
W: Oh yes，I love going to new and interesting places.
M: What do you think of the idea of a one-way trip to Mars?
W: You do mean the planet Mars?
M: Well, this is what is being planned at the moment by a company in the Netherlands. They are planning to send people to Mars and the people who go would never be able to come back to Earth.
W: Sounds like quite a trip!
M: What is interesting about it is that this would be a one-way trip.
W: Why is this a one-way trip?
M: It's about technology. Although we do have the knowledge and technology to get people to Mars，we can't get them back.
W: That's a big commitment, isn't it? But I imagine some people will jump at the opportunity. But what kind of person are they going to recruit for this "trip of a lifetime"?
M: They want smart people，which means clever, intelligent people. These people need to be healthy both physically and mentally. They also need people with very specific skills.
W: I would think so.
M: And there is something more important.
W: What's that?
M: Character. You need to have the right personality.
W: What other characteristics are they looking for?
M: They want people who can still work well when things are bad. People who are calm in a crisis. So from what you've heard, does it sound like the job for you?
W: Absolutely not. I don't mind travelling but I think it's a bit far for me. And what about you?
M: No, it's not for me, I have to say. I'm not made of the right stuff. I don't think I'm the kind of person who can handle a crisis with calm!
W: I was wondering how they were going to pay for all of this. After all, it's not a government programme, is it?
M: A very good question. They plan to finance this by involving the whole world as an audience.
W: So where is the money coming from?
M: Television. It sounds like a big reality TV show to me. The Olympics raised a lot of money from people watching on television and this will be the same. There will be a big audience to tune in and watch the mission but also the relationship between the people on the mission and perhaps even the birth of the first Mars baby.
W: Would you watch it?
M: Definitely, yeah, it would be fascinating viewing. How about you?
W:You know what, I'm not usually a fan of reality TV, I would probably get bored very easily though.