Mars Society Calls for Papers, 5th Annual Convention Mars Society

The Mars Society was founded to further the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. The International Mars Society convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in Mars to come together and discuss the technology, science, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration. Highlights of the convention will include the report from the third field season of the Devon Island Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station and the first season of the Mars Desert Research Station, status reports from the Translife Mission and Analog Rover teams, panels and debates concerning key issues bearing on Mars exploration and settlement, and keynote addresses from many prominent leaders of the effort to get humans to Mars. Presentations for the convention are invited dealing with all matters (science, engineering, politics, economics, public policy, etc.) associated with the exploration and settlement of Mars. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by May 31st, 2002.