News & Announcements

MDRS 2015-16 Begins!

October 25, 2015

Good evening. The Mars Society is very glad to announce that the 2015-16 Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) field season has begun. Crew 155, a six-person team led by veteran commander Paul Bakken, arrived "on Mars" yesterday, beginning a two-week field rotation, which will involve daily work and research as part… Read More

Be a True Space Advocate!

October 23, 2015

The Mars Society and the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA), a growing network of major space advocacy groups, including the Planetary Society, the National Space Society and Explore Mars, will be organizing and hosting the 2016 Legislative Blitz on February 21-23 in Washington, D.C. The annual March-on-Capitol Hill event will… Read More

How Scientifically Accurate is The Martian?

October 6, 2015

Robert Zubrin / Interview The Guardian (UK), October 6, 2015 Overall it’s a very good movie, and while there are mistakes in it, it is the first genuine Mars movie. It is the first movie that attempts to be realistic and that is actually about human beings grappling with… Read More