News & Announcements

Winners of Student Mars Art (SMArt) Contest Announced

June 29, 2017

Over 140 students from around the world entered the Mars Society's Student Mars Art (SMArt) contest over the past few months. The objective of the international competition was for students to depict any phase of the human future on the planet Mars, from first landing to full… Read More

Call for Papers – 2017 Mars Society Convention – ONE WEEK until Deadline

June 23, 2017

One Week until Submission Deadline The Mars Society invites presentations for the 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for September 7-10, 2017 at the University of California Irvine. Subjects for discussion can involve all matters associated with Mars exploration and establishing a permanent human presence on the Red… Read More

Red Planet Pen (#36): Origin of Life Theories & Mars Exploration

June 20, 2017

By Bob Bruner (guest writer) Red Planet Pen, Issue #36 Bob Bruner has attended and presented at the scientific conferences described below since 2015.  His contribution is entitled “Special Exhibit on Meteorites and Minerals associated with the Origin of Life on Earth or Mars” and can be found on the web. He… Read More

SpaceX’s Tom Mueller to Address 2017 International Mars Society Convention

June 10, 2017

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Tom Mueller, Propulsion Chief Technology Officer for SpaceX, will speak about his company’s ongoing development and plans for travel to the Red Planet at the 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for September 7-10 at the University of California Irvine. Read More

R.Zubrin: Radiation Hucksters Strike Again

June 8, 2017

Radiation Hucksters Strike Again By Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society President, 06.08.17 According to a publicity campaign launched on behalf of a paper authored by University of Nevada Las Vegas Professor Frank Cucinotta, new findings show "collateral damage from cosmic rays increases cancer… Read More

American Rover Earns World’s Top Mars Rover Title

June 5, 2017

After three days of intense competition under the hot desert sun, the Mars Rover Design Team (MRDT) from the Missouri University of Science and Technology became the first team from the United States to win the University Rover Challenge (URC) since 2010. 35 rovers and… Read More