Site chosen for Mars training lab Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Mars Society of Australia is to begin searching for investors to help fund a proposed Mars research station at Arkaroola in northern South Australia. The proposed laboratory will allow scientists to live and work in isolation, in an environment that closely resembles Mars. The site was picked during a month-long research trip by the Mars Society of Australia and Arkaroola was chosen because of its similarity to the Mars environment. Society director Jon Clarke says the challenge now is to get the funding to build the lab.