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Adriana Marais Innovation Explorer 2020

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“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

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Adriana Marais Innovation Explorer 2020

  1. 1. OFF-WORLD: HOW THE VOYAGE TO MARS WILL EVOLVE EARTH Dr Adriana Marais proudlyhuman.com
  2. 2. QUANTUM MECHANICS 101
  3. 3. WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
  4. 4. ESA/Roscosmos, China & NASA Rovers off to Mars
  5. 5. “City of 1 million on Mars by 2050”
  6. 6. “We have 100 years left on Earth”
  7. 7. Nature’s Dangerous Decline “Unprecedented”; Species Extinction Rates “Accelerating” – UN 2019
  8. 8. Our life-support system is under threat
  9. 9. Many humans don’t have access to basic resources No power 1 billion Inadequate shelter 1.6 billion Polluted air 6.8 billion Unsafe water 2.2 billion Undernourished 1 billion
  10. 10. “We are made of star stuff”
  11. 11. HOW THE VOYAGE TO MARS WILL EVOLVE EARTH
  12. 12. Technology is developing rapidly
  13. 13. Technology is developing rapidly, Mars is within reach
  14. 14. Industry is impacting our planet’s environment
  15. 15. Industry is impacting our planet’s environment, many of us are already living in extreme conditions
  16. 16. To survive, we need effective resource management
  17. 17. To survive, we need effective resource management To thrive, we need to embrace our humanity
  18. 18. Mars is the ultimate stress test for Earth
  19. 19. Research and technology for a resilient & #ProudlyHuman future whatever planet we are on
  20. 20. Mars is 200 million km away
  21. 21. Surface conditions on Mars: Average temperature: -63°C Atmosphere: 95% CO2 Pressure: <1% Earth sea level Surface: iron oxide Gravity: 38% of Earth
  22. 22. Shackleton seeks crew for expedition to South Pole
  23. 23. OFF-WORLD: ANTARCTICA 2022
  24. 24. Surface conditions in Antarctica Temperature range: -90°C - 18°C Maximum wind speed: 327km/h
  25. 25. December 2019 Antarctica
  26. 26. OFF-WORLD: SAHARA 2023
  27. 27. Surface conditions in Sahara Temperature range: 5°C - 70°C Low humidity, mineral rich sand
  28. 28. January 2020 Oman OMAN
  29. 29. Launch: OFF-WORLD: CAPE TOWN 2020 proudlyhuman.com @adrianamarais
  30. 30. ANTARCTIC SAHARA OCEAN MOON MARS For a #ProudlyHuman future on Earth, above and beyond
  31. 31. Awakening the dreamer in all of us
  32. 32. Growing up, I dreamed of space
  33. 33. proudlyhuman.com THANK YOU! Dr Adriana Marais adrianamarais.o rg

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