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Fraser
2004-Jan-13, 02:09 AM
SUMMARY: I've got a whole collection of interesting things to mention today:

The Canadian arm of the Mars Society is lobbying the Canadian government to restore funding for Mars research. They're trying to acquire a total of 10,000 signatures to present to the government to try and change their mind. Here's a link to the petition - I signed it.
Foreign Policy magazine has opinion piece from Sir Martin Rees about how wealthy entrepreneurs should be the ones to push the boundaries of human space exploration. I actually just finished reading his recent book "Our Final Hour" (and will provide a review shortly). There's a similar article over at The Space Review.
Finally, a recent report from the American Astronomical Society says that the majority of young astronomers are women - 60% of their youngest age bracket. Isn't that cool?


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