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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.

Selected Media
Stories Out Loud - “Becoming Martian”

SkyNews - “Richards a step closer to life on Mars”

Sydney Opera House - “Life on Mars: The 2020 Rover Mission”

Sydney Opera House - “How Josh Richards is escaping extinction with life on Mars”

Hawke Centre - “Life On Mars”

TMRO - “One way trip to Mars #MarsNone - 9.17”

Huffington Post - “A Mars Mission One Day Helps Me Work, Rest And Play”

Gizmodo - “Australia’s Martian: This Physicist, Soldier And Comic May Leave Earth Forever”

Conversations with Richard Fidler - “Josh Richards wants a one-way ticket to Mars”

Halogen Foundation “Astronaut Candidate Josh Richards: To Infinity And Beyond”


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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