Aussies help Mars mission

When man finally lands on Mars, it will be survival skills developed in part by Australian scientists that will keep him there. Mars Society Australia president Guy Murphy today said research being conducted by Australian scientists into sustaining life on Mars would make a “modest contribution” to NASA’s plans to put a man on Mars within 20 years. The society was building a capsule in the Australian outback to simulate life on Mars, including how to find water, transportation requirements and surface conditions.