Marswalker - but where on the Red Planet? Credit: Dan Durda

Marswalker – but where on the Red Planet?
Credit: Dan Durda

 

Mars scientists and engineers have begun mulling over the ideal location for establishing a human outpost on the Red Planet. That best site would not only be of high scientific value — enabling the search for life on that planet, for example — but is also being eyed for local resources to help sustain expeditionary crews.

The First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars was held October 27-30 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.

For my new Space.com story, go to:

Where Will the 1st Astronauts on Mars Land?

November 17, 2015 04:38pm ET

http://www.space.com/31143-manned-mars-landing-sites-workshop.html

 

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