Australian eyes on Mars mission Australian Broadcasting Corporation

If you wanted to start a journey to Mars, where would you go? Well a team of Australian and NASA space specialists are trekking across remote parts of Central Australia looking for a starting point for a possible manned Mars mission. Among the proponents is the Mars Society, a team of scientists who are keen to see mankind land on Mars and who are desperate for Australia to have an involvement. A project team are spending the next fortnight travelling through Central Australia scouting for research locations.