Eight Months to Mars - Chris Amon
Chris Amon's talent was spotted when he was racing on the great tracks of Europe when he was still a teenager. A Formula One World Championship eluded him, but he won many great sports car races all over the world though, including the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours alongside Bruce McLaren. Students of motorsport still make the trek to see him these days at his Taupo farm. His world-class prowess as a driver and a navigator make him a perfect candidate for a mission to Mars.