Interview: Mars One candidate Adriana Marais
Duncan McLeod chats to Adriana Marais, one of the 100 people worldwide shortlisted by the Mars One project to travel to the Red Planet to establish a human colony.
In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to Adriana Marais, one of the 100 people worldwide shortlisted by the Mars One project to travel to the Red Planet to establish a human colony.
Marais stands a good chance of being one of the first people in history to set foot on the surface of another planet. And, if she goes, she isn’t coming back!
Marais, who recently joined business software giant SAP as head of innovation for Africa, talks in the podcast about what got her interested in science — she has a PhD in physics — and why she is determined to set foot on the Red Planet.
What is Mars One? How is it being funded? How did Marais react when she found out she’d made the shortlist? What’s involved in travelling to the planet and actually landing on its surface? What will it take to build a human colony there? And how does she feel about never coming home?
All these questions, and plenty more, are answered in this fascinating and wide-ranging discussion. This is one podcast you don’t dare miss!
How to subscribe to TechCentral’s podcasts
There are many ways to enjoy TechCentral’s podcasts, beyond simply streaming them from our website. A good way is by subscribing to them using an app on your phone, allowing you to listen in the car, at the gym or wherever you happen to be.
The TechCentral Podcast RSS feed is available via iono.fm. Note that this is a separate feed to the weekly TalkCentral podcast, the RSS for which is available here. If you’d like both podcasts in one RSS feed, that’s here.
Use the RSS feeds to subscribe to either podcast (or both podcasts) in your favourite reader (we recommend Pocket Casts for Android, iOS and Windows Phone — look for “TechCentral” in its search engine to find both shows).
We are also available through iTunes. Simply open the iTunes app on your iPhone and search for “TechCentral” to find the two podcasts. — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media