Contents

Publication Notes

Acknowledgments

Preface

SECTION I Getting to Mars

  1. Keynote Address: A New Vision for U.S. Space Exploration, Neal Newman, NASA Representative to Australia.
  2. The Helicon Double Layer Thruster: the Newest Space Plasma Engine, Christine Charles, Plasma Research Laboratory, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, ACT
  3. Meditations on the New Space Vision: The Moon on the Way to Mars, Wendell Mendell, NASA Johnson Space Centre, Texas, USA
  4. A Mission to Mars? Every University Should Have One!, Rodney Buckland, Open University, UK

SECTION II Expedition Planning

  1. Expedition One: New Metrics and Vision for Mars Exploration, Fathi Karouia, University of Houston, Texas, USA
  2. Expedition Two: A Multi-Goal Mars Analogue Expedition To The Arkaroola Region, Australia, Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University, NSW & Rocky Persaud, University of Toronto
  3. Scouting Mars: A Collaborative Methodology for Field Operations and Remote Science, Rocky Persaud, University of Toronto & Stace Sklar, Northern Arizona University, USA

SECTION III Mars Analogue Research

  1. Analogue Space Suits for Simulated Mars EVA: Concepts and Development, James Waldie, RMIT University, Melbourne and BAE Systems & Natalie Cutler, BAE Systems
  2. Update on the Starchaser Marsupial the Australian Mars Analogue Rover Project, Dr. Graham Mann, Murdoch University, WA
  3. Remote Methods for Detection of Hydrothermal Activity in Mars Analogue Regions: an Example from the Mt. Painter Inlier, Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Adrian Brown, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University, NSW

SECTION IV Martian Geology

  1. How and Why Martian Geology is So Different to that of Earth, Dr. Vic Gostin, Visiting Fellow, University of Adelaide, SA
  2. Formation of Martian Gullies by the Flow of Simultaneously Freezing and Boiling Liquid Water, Dr. Jennifer Heldmann, NASA Ames Research Center, California, USA
  3. Environmental Change and the Aeolian Evolution of Landscape: The Dominant Process on Mars Today, Dr. Mark Bishop, University of South Australia, SA
  4. Mars and Earth Basaltic Volcanism and Why We Need to Put Geology on Missions, Dr. Graziella Caprarelli, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW

SECTION V The Human Factor

  1. A Comparison of Male and Female Teams in Surviving the Australian Outback, Sheryl L. Bishop, Ph.D. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
  2. Cognitive Deterioration Associated with an Expedition in an Extreme Desert Environment Robert Pocaro.

SECTION VI - Living on Mars

  1. Design and Development of the MARS-OZ Base, David Willson, Mars Society Australia & Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University, NSW
  2. MarsOz Interiors Guy Murphy, Mars Society Australia (presenting on behalf of Kerstin Thompson Architects Pty Ltd)
  3. Designing Governance Systems for Mars, Jim Dator, Hawai'i Research Center for Futures Studies, University of Hawai'i, USA