Proceedings of the 6th Australian Mars Exploration Conference

‘Establishing Base Camp’

Victoria Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC), Melbourne
14th-15th October, 2006


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Saturday, October 14th

Terrestrial Formation of Jarosite – Alunite Minerals as Analogs for Weathering on Mars
Keith Scott, Visiting Fellow, Dept of Earth & Marine Sciences, Australian National University
(presentation)


The Mars Science Lab Site Selection Process
Marion Anderson, Monash University


Mineralisation on Mars: Mechanisms and Terrestrial Analogues
Michael West, Research School of Physical Sciences & Engineering, Australian National University and Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Mars Society Australia
(presentation)


The Mars Society Australia’s Mission Architecture, Design Issues and Vehicle Designs for a Manned Mars Mission
David Willson, Mars Society Australia & SEMF Pty Ltd
(presentation)


In-Situ Resource Utilisation Through Water Extraction from Hydration Mineral - Relevance to Mars Missions and and Australian Analogue
Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Mars Society Australia, David Willson, Mars Society Australia & SEMF Pty Ltd and David Cooper, Mars Society Australia
(presentation)


The Lawn Hill Circular Structure North Eastern Queensland: An Analogue for Martian Muddy Splat?
Jess Salisbury. Monash University
(presentation)


On the Great Importance of Granular Materials Research for Martian and Other Planetary Exploration
Nana Liu, University of Melbourne


The Red Planet: Risk Perceptions of Mars Sample Return
Dr. Chantal Tomkins, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
(presentation)


Australia and the Drive to Mars
Frank Stratford, Mars Drive Consortium



Sunday, October 15th

Examination of Radiation Protection Systems for Human Space Travel and the Proposal of a Hybrid Protection System
Kevin Stube, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona


Visysphere Mars: Terraforming Meets Engineered Life Adaptation
Tom Gordon, International Space University
(presentation)


The Application of Next Generation Electric Propulsion Systems to Mars Exploration
Michael West, Research School of Physical Sciences & Engineering, Australian National University
(presentation)


An Overview of Phobos and Deimos and Their Exploration
Scott Williams, Australian National University & Geoscience Australia
(presentation)


Designing and Testing of a Small Gas/Liquid Rocket Engine
David Willson, Mars Society Australia & SEMF Pty Ltd
(presentation)


MarsSkin and VSSEC: Suits for the Students
Dr. James Waldie, Mars Society Australia
(presentation)


The Moon/Mars Workshop - A Student Outreach Initiative From the Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the United Nations Program on Space Applications
Sarah Crook, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
(presentation)


Mars Sample Return – Do Australians Trust NASA?
Sarah Joyce, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia
(presentation)


The Mars Analogue Research Station: A Secondary Student’s Perspective
Georgia Bowen and Mark Gargano, St Joseph’s, Northam
(presentation)


Vision for the Victorian Space Science and Education Centre
Michael Pakakis and Phillip Spencer, VSSEC