The Mars Society will be sending out our annual fundraising drive letter to all members this week. With two active stations, sponsored research at several universities and increased outreach opportunities, our operating costs are substantial. As you know, we are funded strictly through private donations so please put The Mars Society on your holiday gift giving list this year. Mr. Robert Aronsson of Apollo Energy Systems has generously offered to match your donation of up to $1000, so please honor his generosity with your own. This year, to show how greatly your gifts are appreciated, we will offer a premium package: Donations of $100 or more will receive an autographed copy of one of Dr. Robert Zubrin’s three books, The Case for Mars, Entering Space or First Landing. Donations of $1000 or more will entitle the donor to a lifetime membership in The Mars Society.