Zubrin Talks Mars With SpaceDaily SpaceDaily

What could you do with six billion dollars? Robert Zubrin thinks you could go to Mars with it. Unless you are the U.S. government, that is: then it would take closer to twenty billion dollars. Dr. Zubrin is the founder and president of Pioneer Astronautics, and a founder of The Mars Society, a group dedicated to expanding the knowledge of Mars and establishing a permanent human presence there. He knows something about space exploration, having been part of it for over sixteen years. He advocates harnessing the pent-up dreams of average citizens to finance Mars exploration. As he puts it, “a hundred million people times a hundred dollars is ten billion dollars.”