I've been interested in Mars as a destination since 1997, when I attended the sixth, and last, Case for Mars conference at the University of Colorado. The following year, I joined the Mars Society, and have been active since then in furthering the goal of human exploration and eventual settlement of the Red Planet. I was president of the Rocky Mountain Mars Society from 2002 to 2004.
In August 2005, I attended the eighth annual Mars Society conference. HERE are my notes. My presentation, "Settling Space: Implications for Population Growth" can be downloaded HERE, along with a text version.
In October 2005, I gave another talk to the Little Thompson Observatory. I oriented this talk around the upcoming opposition and the value of Mars as a place for human habitation. I also updated the audience on the status of the Mars Exploration Rover mission. HERE is a PDF of a slightly modified version of the talk.
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