Hakluyt Prize Winner Announced Mars Society

The winners of the 2001 Hakluyt prize for the best letter written by students to world leaders advocating a humans-to-Mars initiative have been announced. First place goes to Bridget Gallaway of Portland, Oregon. Bridget just graduated from high school and will be attending college in Texas next fall. Bridget wrote to the heads of state of 26 countries, to Pope John Paul II, and to all the members of the Science committees of the US House and Senate about the need to inspire the human spirit with the dream of a Martian civilization.