Hopes outback will be home to Mars exploration facility Australian Broadcasting Corporation

It is hoped an expedition into the outback will result in Australia being used as an experimental site for the exploration of the planet Mars. A group of national and international scientists is leaving today to look at sites in the Flinders Ranges and the areas around Woomera, Oodnadatta. The Mars Society Team hopes its research will increase the chances of securing United States funding to support local involvement in establishing an Australian mock-up Mars facility.