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.
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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