Dr Adriana Marais is a theoretical physicist, technologist and aspiring extraterrestrial, believes that we are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth.
“The reason I want to explore beyond the world as we know it is simple:
The allure of the unknown is far more powerful than the comfort of the known.” #ProudlyHuman
Developments in engineering and science are taking place at an unprecedented rate, and the expansion of our society beyond this planet is within reach.
In December 2020, she and her team will depart for an overwinter, off-‐world settlement simulation experiment in Antarctica to demonstrate community living and off-‐grid capabilities
From life-‐support to communication systems, in the harshest and most isolated environment on Earth.
The expedition is an initiative of #ProudlyHuman: pioneering new frontiers in research and technology for a sustainable future on Earth, above and beyond.
Adriana is the Founder of #ProudlyHuman, as well as Director at the Foundation for Space Development, an initiative of which is Africa2Moon,
To inspire the youth of developing nations, in particular Africa, to “Reach for the Moon” through education and science.