Space exploration is a hot topic (again) that has even seen a large amount of attention in the Presidential campaign. Whether or not you believe there is life on other planets is not the issue. What matters is - can HUMANS be the life on other planets in years to come? One group that is dead certain we will be is The Mars Society. I went to their 10th National Convention to learn more about the exploration and colonization of Mars...and to meet some very interesting characters.