Mars Society Selects Contractor for Mars Arctic Research Station

By Keith Cowing
January 7, 2000
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[05 Jan 2000] According to a Mars Society press release:” On December 30, 1999, the Mars Society selected Infrastructure Composites International (Infracomp) to build the primary structure of the Mars Arctic Research Station (MARS). The structure, which will be a two-deck Mars habitat and laboratory prototype 27 feet in diameter, will be built by Infracomp at the Mesa Fiberglass facility in Commerce City, Colorado, using an advanced fiberglass honeycomb technology pioneered by the two companies.”

“The entire structure will be shipped to the Arctic for reassembly on Devon Island during late June and early July. A short shakedown operation of the unit is planned for late July, with the first three-month full field season planned for summer 2001. Operations on Devon Island will be done in cooperation with the NASA-led Haughton Mars Project.”

° Contractor Selected for Mars Arctic Research Station, press release, Mars Society

° Mars Society website

° Mars Arctic Research Station website

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