Construction work for ‘Mars Research Station’ to be launched next yearPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. President of the Mars Society Dr. Robert Zubrin visited Mongolia at the invitation of the ‘Mars V’ project team, which aims at establishing tourism model city in the Mongolian Gobi with an international space science and technology institute and an academy to train and prepare astronauts.
During the visit, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia
S.Amarsaikhan received Dr. Robert Zubrin.
“Currently, the Gobi Desert of Mongolia is considered the most similar to the
Mars so that space travel can be open not only for astronauts but everyone.
Also, this uniqueness will make a valuable contribution to the development of
tourism in our country,” noted project team members.
Dr. Robert Zubrin said, “The reason why we intend to establish the training station to prepare those who will be sent to the planet, and ‘Space Studies Free Zone’ in the Mongolian Gobi Desert is that the coldest Gobi, reaching -42 degrees Celsius, is found only in Mongolia. Scientist around the world proved that this weather condition is the most similar to the Mars.” He also expressed his commitment to launch massive construction work to build Mars Research Station next year.
In turn, Deputy Prime Minister S.Amarsaikhan said, “With the successful implementation of the project, it will become possible to develop a technology-based tourism and this will have a further positive impact on the Mongolian economy.”
Noting that the Government of Mongolia will provide all possible support, S.Amarsaikhan congratulated the ‘Mars V’ team and wished them success in their future endeavors.