Scientists search for Mars-like terrain in outback Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Mars Society will travel through the South Australian and Northern Territory outback this month to find a location which approximately replicates the terrain on Mars. NASA scientists will join the Australian team to find a location which will be used to build a training base for the first manned mission to the planet. The society’s Jason Hoogland says the expedition will look at areas near Alice Springs, including the Henbury crater site and the Todd River flood plains.