The Association of Mars Explorers has restructured its Board. The new Board will take the organization into the next two years with a new strategy. The Board consists of Donald Barker, Bill Clancy, Charles Cockell and Andrew Schuerger. Several new members will join in the coming months.
Charles Cockell, who will be the new President until 2014 said, “AME needs a new direction and a clearly plan for its management and that’s what we hope to accomplish over the coming year and a half. AME is now at its tenth anniversary as an organization dedicated to advancing the human exploration of the Martian surface. We look forward to the next ten years.”
AME is developing plans for a conference in 2013/2014 on Mars exploration.
On April 5th, 2011, Baruch Blumberg passed away. Barry was a founding member of the Association of Mars Explorers. All of us here wish to express our grief at his passing, and our gratitude for the years Barry was in our lives. Baruch Blumberg’s life story is remarkable. A scientist who seemed unbridled by convention, Barry moved easily from groundbreaking work in virology (where he won his Nobel Prize) to the young science of astrobiology. Whether serving with the US Navy during WWII or later contributing to his beef farm in Maryland, Barry’s enthusiasm for life permeated everything he touched. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
AME’s biennial dinner is once again being held in conjunction with the Astrobiology Science Conference. Please see the event page for the press release and additional information.
April 27 @ 7:30PM – La Brisa Mexican Grill, 501 North Wesley Drive, League City, TX.
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The Association of Mars Explorers is revamping its website to provide more streamlined communications with its members, easy control of subscriptions to our newsletter, a nicer look, and an easy way to submit applications to become a member.
Peek at the new look here: http://marsexplorers.org/