Association of Mars Explorers calls for station on Mars

On the 100th anniversary of the first airborne flight, the Association of Mars Explorers is calling upon the President to set an ambitious goal of landing humans on Mars and establishing a permanent presence there. The President of the Association for 2002-2004, Charles Cockell, Ph.D. said, “Mars has polar ice caps as big as Antarctica, deserts, canyons and volcanoes higher than Everest. As an environment for human exploration, it has the potential to provide excitement to human explorers for centuries”.