ShapeShifter

Adriana Marais may soon leave for Mars (never to return)

I’ve seen Matt Damon’s The Martian about 20 or 30 times!

Adriana Marais

Either we stay on Earth and go extinct, or we become a multi-planetary species.

Adriana Marais

I think we’ll find evidence that life that once existed on Mars.

Adriana Marais

I don’t save money, so hopefully I get to leave!

Adriana Marais

Quantum Biology Researcher Adriana Marais is on a mission to get to Mars.

She’s made it onto a shortlist of 100 people vying for a place on the Mars One expedition.

The project aims to send four people at a time to create a permanent colony on Mars.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Marais for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Scroll down for more quotes from the mind-bending interview (listen to the audio below).

I believe that within 20 years we will establish life on Mars.

Adriana Marais

We’re not doing it because it’s easy; we’re doing it because it’s hard.

Adriana Marais

I’ve been overwhelmed by the support and belief of my friends and family.

Adriana Marais

The trip to Mars takes about seven months.

Adriana Marais

There are six of us Africans on that list.

Adriana Marais

This is the most ambitious project ever proposed.

Adriana Marais

There will be internet on Mars.

Adriana Marais

I am proudly human!

Adriana Marais

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