"I love Earth. That's why I'm going to Mars." by Sonia Van Meter
A European nonprofit called Mars One wants to start a Martian colony by 2025, and Sonia is one of just over 1,000 people selected as a potential first colonist. But it's a one-way trip.
Sonia Van Meter is the managing director of an Austin opposition research firm. She's a wife, stepmother, and a big enough space enthusiast to leave it all behind for a cold, red rock 35 million miles away.