Sunday, February 8, 2009

Scientist Robert Zubrin encourages Congress to consider trips to Mars in economic stimulus bill

Scientist and author Dr. Robert Zubrin argued in a recent op-ed piece in Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, that Congress should consider economic stimulus solutions that include tax-deductible down payments on homes, flex-fuel laws for new cars, and trips to Mars.

Dr. Robert Zubrin is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is also president of the Mars Society and the author of several books, including the science fiction novel First Landing (2001). You can listen to Dr. Zubrin discuss his latest publication, How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving And Thriving on the Red Planet (2008), in an interview with SciFiDimensions, an online science fiction magazine.

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