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ToSeek
2003-Mar-25, 07:54 PM
Pasteur: Payload Opportunities to Look for Life on Mars (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mars-life-03a.html)

Always worth another look....

Jigsaw
2003-Mar-25, 08:34 PM
Scientists responding to this call for ideas are requested to follow the guidelines provided on the ExoMars-Pasteur website (see below). Initial expressions of interest must be received by 28 March 2003. The proposals themselves are due by 14 May 2003.So, the deadline for people to say "count me in" is--[checks calendar]--this Friday? That doesn't seem like much time... :(

ToSeek
2003-Mar-25, 09:15 PM
So, the deadline for people to say "count me in" is--[checks calendar]--this Friday? That doesn't seem like much time... :(

Well, the actual solicitation (http://spaceflight.esa.int/users/file.cfm?filename=coord-ao-exomars) has been out since February, at least, which is a little more reasonable.

DStahl
2003-Mar-26, 05:14 AM
"...the ExoMars mission is expected to provide significant new insights into the surface environment of the Red Planet..."

Geez, I wish there was some way to go subterranean on Mars--maybe in the vicinity of those possibly saline seeps around Olympus Mons. It seems so much more likely that any life is safely underground...

jkmccrann
2005-Nov-29, 04:34 PM
Or at the poles, I don't hold out much hope though, its a pretty barren place.