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

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

Read More
Meet Andrew Donaldson, former Deputy Director General at Treasury

Meet Andrew Donaldson, former Deputy Director General at Treasury

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield gets the inside scoop from Donaldson, who spent 24 years at Treasury.

Meet Graham Briggs of Birrell Mining International (employer of illegal miners)

Meet Graham Briggs of Birrell Mining International (employer of illegal miners)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Birrell Mining International Chairperson Graham Briggs, employer of "zama zamas".

Meet Sango Ntsaluba, founder of South Africa’s first black-owned audit firm

Meet Sango Ntsaluba, founder of South Africa’s first black-owned audit firm

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sango Ntsaluba for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Business Leadership South Africa’s Mohale for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Lazy, but love cooking? uCook delivers everything, premeasured, to your door

Lazy, but love cooking? uCook delivers everything, premeasured, to your door

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews uCook cofounder David Torr for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

How SA born and raised Elon Musk is shaping YOUR future (and everybody else’s)

How SA born and raised Elon Musk is shaping YOUR future (and everybody else’s)

We interview the author of a famous book on the Pretoria Boys High graduate who is changing the world (and space beyond) forever.

Popular articles
Is marriage overrated? Listeners share differing views

Is marriage overrated? Listeners share differing views

Relationship guru and sexologist Dr Eve says the notion of the 'marriage advantage' is being debunked by many couples and groups.

What justifies a R1 million price tag for a parking bay?

What justifies a R1 million price tag for a parking bay?

CEO at Advance On Point Solutions looks at the criteria used when pricing the exorbitant parking bays in the Atlantic Seaboard.

Why do Cape roads have faded markings?

Why do Cape roads have faded markings?

Former senior inspector for City of CT Traffic Services attributes this problem to the quality of paint used.

The rise of a barista - from humble beginnings to coffee shop owner

The rise of a barista - from humble beginnings to coffee shop owner

Gugulethu Coffee owner, Bongani Rasmeni shares his journey with CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies and says his coffee is the best in town.

Should employers deduct money for time spent on smoke breaks?

Should employers deduct money for time spent on smoke breaks?

Caller, Ashley in Somerset West shares her opinion on some suggestions made on combating smoking in the workplace.

[LISTEN] Roger Federer's SA born mother says her son hates to lose

[LISTEN] Roger Federer's SA born mother says her son hates to lose

South African born Lynette Federer speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about her son who clinched his 8th Wimbledon title.