Credit: Originally published by SAfm | 4 February 2013.

Adriana Marais is preparing herself for a one-way trip to Mars. She has been short-listed for the Mars One project. If selected, she will see her dream of travelling to the Red Planet fulfilled in 2026. Marais, who is a theoretical physicist and member of the Quantum Research Group, says her fascination with living on another planet started at a young age. She joins us on the line now to tell us more.