New Leadership of Mars Society Canada Plans Iniatives Mars Society

Mars Society Canada (MSC) will seek to fund, plan, manage and lead its own expedition to the Mars Desert Research Station in 2003. Other groups, such as the Canadian and Michigan Rover teams, and members of European, American and Australian chapters, will be invited to participate in these exercises. This project will advance exploration research, and be the next plank in an overall strategy to raise public awareness within Canada of Mars Society goals and activities. In preparation for this expedition, MSC members will be participating in Mission Support activities for FMARS this year, and integrating a number of electronic devices as one system, such as GPS, digital cameras, video and audio with transcription software, for use in the field by geologist-astronauts conducting EVA exercises to make their observations.