We talk to Mars One candidate Adriana Marais about Earth's first manned mission to Mars
Late last year on the 11th December 2014 a team of doctors from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town did the world’s first successful penis transplant, on the 3rd of December 1967 Dr Christiaan Barnard and his team at Groote Schuur Hostpital did the first heart transplant - the common denominator here being the country where these critical, game-changing operations took place and that is South Africa.
Could it be that one of our own will make it to the 24 strong team that will make the first human venture to MARS? - Joining us is a lady who is one of the 100 remaining applicants from across the globe who are shortlisted for Mars One project – that is – a one-way ticket to MARS – Adriana Marais.
Adriana went to school in Pietermaritzburg, and studied theoretical physics and philosophy at the University of Cape Town. She completed her MSc summa cum laude in quantum cryptography at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and was awarded her PhD in quantum biology at the same institute this year.
Mars One is a NPO that plans to start a colony on the red planet by 2027 and have received thousands of applications from across the world
Mars One: @marsoneproject Official Website.