Q & A With Robert Zubrin, President, International Mars Society

Convinced NASA has been slow to begin work towards the human missions to Mars, The International Mars Society is taking matters into its own hands. With $400,000 of privately raised funding, the society is building an experimental Mars Habitation Module and shipping it to a remote island in the Canadian Arctic. The cylindrical module, which will house six “astronauts” will be used to test methods of conducting human exploration of Mars in a terrain not unlike the surface of the Red Planet.