The time has come to go to Mars

The exploration and settlement of Mars is one of the most daring and audacious human endeavors of our time.

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The 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention

Pasadena Convention Center

August 23-26, 2018

This year's convention is shaping up to be our biggest ever as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Mars Society in August 1998.
We'll cover the future of U.S. Mars exploration, an update on the Mars InSight mission, the debate over planning for the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, the past, present and future of Mars rover missions, the use of VR for exploring Mars, NASA’s search for exo-planets, SpaceX plans for the Red Planet and a full review of the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station and the most recent University Rover Challenge.
Registration is open online, so Register Now!

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“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the Moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” -- Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society President

About the Mars Society

The Mars Society is the world's largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.

Mars Society activities include:

Mars Desert Research Station

The MDRS is the second Mars analogue habitat located near Hanksville, Utah. Annual field seasons run approx. October through May, and consist of two week crew rotations.

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Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)

The FMARS is located on Devon Island in the Canadian high arctic and is the first of two simulated Mars analogue research stations.

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