Canada sets sights on Mars Toronto Sun

Canada’s scientists and engineers have the right stuff to go it alone to the red planet, a conference heard yesterday. Last May, former astronaut and Canadian Space Agency president Dr. Marc Garneau vowed to have a Canuck-led mission to Mars off the ground by decade’s end. At Ontario’s Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology, conference delegates heard that areas where Canada excels — robotics, geology and drilling — make the ingredients for an all-Canuck mission to Mars.