Some of you might know that I am an Urban Planning student. There’s plenty of work for planners on Earth, but I would love to get involved in planning a moon or mars colony. Part of my reason for wanting to get involved, despite my lack of science training, is that I fear the first permanent Moon settlements are going to be horrible places to live and work. Same for Mars.
There’s certainly something to be said for the practicality and efficiency of scientific bases, but it’s perhaps even more important that a proper plan is laid down wherever we decide to settle so that future growth occurs in a socially productive way. And I want in on the planning.
This workshop could be an opportunity to meet some of the people who will be involved in future Mars missions. Unfortunately it’s for scientists, and it’s in France.
Workshop on the planet Mars, Les Houches, France
A workshop on the planet Mars will be held in Les Houches, France between 28 March to 2 April 2010.
The goals of the workshop are to integrate the main results of recent Earth-based observations and the missions to Mars (MarsExpress, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Phoenix and Mars Exploration Rovers) into a new global picture of Mars evolution.
The event aims to further discussions among scientists of different disciplines and help refine the scientific goals of future missions to Mars. This workshop will also be an opportunity for young scientists to be updated on the most recent results and to be trained in some specific data processing techniques.
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Data Source Provider: European Space Agency
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement
Subject Index: Policies; Space & satellite research