First Canadian astronaut convinced of life on Mars; mining needed for proof cnews

Canada’s first astronaut in space says he’s convinced there was once life on Mars and Canadians are uniquely placed to figure out if there still is. Garneau said he’s convinced there once was life, but he’s doubts there still is, although it could exist in a kind of dormant state under the planet’s surface. “We need to find it,” he said. Canadian companies could be at the forefront of finding it. It requires mining.