Would you take a one-way trip to Mars?!
That's the hope of nearly 1060 people across the planet, including seven Quebeckers, on a short list for a mission to Mars starting in ten years.
Over 200,000 people answered the call from Mars One, a non-profit group in the Netherlands aiming to put earthlings on the fourth rock from the sun.
Audrey Roy, 19, of Saint-Ephrem-de-Beauce is one of the lucky few hundred who made the second round.
"I'm feeling very special because so many people applied," Roy told CJAD 800 News.
"I'm very proud."
Roy, an engineering technology student, is hoping to go on to mechanical engineering and possibly aeronautics.
"Travelling to space was my dream since I was young," Roy said.
"As far as I can remember, I've always said that if such a trip was to happen during my life, I would do everything I can to be a part of it."
The next step is to be cleared by a doctor. Then another round of selections. If chosen as the final 24, Roy would be heading to the Red Planet starting in 2024 with a crew of four departing every two years. She said she'd miss her family and friends but...
"I think that it's the biggest project that humanity has ever had and I think it's really a great possibility to be a part of it."