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Josh

NameJosh
SexMale
Age32
FromAustralia
LanguageEnglish

Self Introduction

Hi there! My name is Josh and I’m a physicist/engineer turned stand-up comedian. I’ve been lucky enough to travel, work & learn in the military, sciences & arts; & I love sharing these experiences onstage - all with a huge grin on my face!

I knew I wanted to explore space when I was 7 & saw Australian astronaut Andy Thomas selected to NASA’s 1992 Astronaut Corp. My path here has been a wandering one, but I dream of using my diverse background & problem solving skills to support Mars One’s incredible mission.

ABC Beyond The Lab Podcast (Oct 23, 2015) http://www.abc.net.au/local/programs/438-beyond-the-lab/episodes/ep-2015-10-23-4338192.htm

Rotunda Media - Part 2 (Sept 2, 2015) http://rotundamedia.com.au/2015/09/02/a-future-on-mars-part-two/

Rotunda Media - Part 1 (Aug 26, 2015) http://rotundamedia.com.au/2015/08/26/a-future-on-mars-part-one/

ABC News (Aug 16, 2015) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-16/science-festival-opens-young-minds-to-mars-mission/6700240

ABC World Today (May 5, 2015) http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2015/s4229697.htm

News.com.au - Feature Article (Apr 27, 2015) http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/australian-marsone-candidate-josh-richards-why-i-want-to-go-to-mars-and-never-come-back/story-fnjwlcze-1227313567254

IB Times (Mar 18, 2015) http://www.ibtimes.com/pulse/mars-one-scam-martian-100-finalists-share-their-experience-1850200

Triple J Hack (Feb 17, 2015) https://storify.com/triplejHack/a-guy-from-perth-is-going-to-mars

9 News Perth (Feb 17, 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYN39OoqC-Q

RTRFM (Feb 17, 2015) http://rtrfm.com.au/story/going-to-mars/

2SER (Feb 17, 2015) http://www.2ser.com/component/k2/item/13643-ground-control-to-major-tom-the-one-way-mission-to-mars

WAToday.com.au (Feb 16, 2015) http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/mars-one-red-planet-a-step-closer-for-perth-man-into-top-100-20150216-13g8w8.html

News.com.au (Feb 16, 2015) http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-comedian-josh-richards-makes-shortlist-for-dutch-space-project-mars-one/story-fnj4anv2-1227221887883

ABC News - Helena Payload (Dec 16, 2014) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-16/wa-team-selected-for-mars-lander-project/5969188

SBS (Nov 22, 2014) http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/22/perth-men-one-step-closer-mars-human-settlement

Startacus (Oct 9, 2014) https://startacus.net/culture/josh-richards-crowdfunded-spaceman-to-mars-potentially

Loose Five Podcast (Oct 7, 2014) http://theloosefive.podbean.com/e/episode-97-josh-richards-lauren-bok-dave-warneke-and-claire-sullivan/

ABC Radio 1233 Newcastle (Oct 2, 2014) http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/10/02/4099026.htm

Benenden School Visit (Sept 23, 2014) http://www.benenden.kent.sch.uk/media/news/article/2465/Science-Falconry-Display-and-Trip-to-Mars

St Emilies School Visit (Sept 4, 2014) http://web.stemiliescps.wa.edu.au/?p=3402

Zen Pencils Read of the Month (Aug 12, 2014) http://zenpencils.com/category/blog/readerofthemonth/page/2/

Daily Mail (July 28, 2014) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2707970/Life-40-begins-Mars-Australian-man-Josh-Richards-planning-space-celebrations-red-Ppanet-12-years-early.html

Sydney Morning Herald (June 23, 2014) http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/goodbye-girlfriend-hello-mars-a-perth-mans-commitment-to-space-mission-20140620-zsgol

Inspiring Australia - RMIT Podcast (Jan 27, 2014) http://inspiringaustralia.net.au/mars-one/

The Project (Sept 24, 2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYSG7XMGg70

The Guardian (Sept 10, 2013) http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/10/mars-one-mission-space-travel-applicants

4BC News Talk (Aug 11, 2013) http://www.4bc.com.au/radio/oneway-ticket-to-mars-20130811-2rpss

Interests

While I love comedy, I see it as an opportunity to learn & share how the universe works, & the crazy things people do in it. If I could take 3 things to Mars it’d be a uke to cheer the team, ebook reader to keep learning, and a camera to share Mars with the people of Earth.

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