And they are THRILLED.

Everyone has moments where being ejected into the limitless night of space sounds like a good idea. Few of those people are committed enough to go through multiple cycles of training and competition to do it. Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp is giving those few the opportunity with Mars One, a plan to send the first colony to Mars by 2024.

Originally starting with a pool of 200,000 (what?!) applicants, they just announced the last 100 finalists. One of those 100, English physicist Ryan McDonald, filmed himself finding out he'd made it to the next round and he seems genuinely thrilled, as do his supportive parents.

Sources: The Daily Dot