The astronauts included Alexandra Doyle, 29, who was born in South Africa but grew up in the UK and is down to the last 100 candidates hoping to make the final selection for the mission.
She told The Local she was thrilled to have been part of the show and said travelling to Sweden had also long been a dream, alongside the much more dangerous journey to Mars that she is training for.
“I love it, oh my god yeah I absolutely love it. I have been wanting to come to Sweden – especially Stockholm – for such a long time, but I have never had the opportunity.”
The law graduate who funded her studies by working by day as a dental nurse, said she was “the opposite of scared” about being part of the space mission.
“When you first hear about the Mars One project I think it either fills you with awe or with wonder or it makes you feel sick.”
She then explained that she definitely fell into the former category, before making a reference to a passion for Nordic history.
“I am in absolutely in awe of the pioneers that have gone before us – the first discoverers of the New World, the Vikings…and just the next step is Mars, the next step is space exploration…it’s the most exciting, amazing thing I could think of.”