News & Announcements

36 Student Teams Roll on to URC 2018 Finals [3.28.18]

March 28, 2018

From a record field of 95 student teams, the University Rover Challenge (URC) has announced the 36 team finalists from 10 countries which have been selected to compete May 31 - June 2 at the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah.  [To watch the… Read More

MDRS Crew 190 – Final Mission Report [3.26.18]

March 26, 2018

The following is the final summary report of Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 190 (UCL to Mars). A full review of this field season's activities at MDRS will be presented at the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled… Read More

Mars Society SoCal Hi-Desert Chapter to Hold Inaugural Meeting (Apr. 7)

March 21, 2018

SoCal (Southern California) Hi-Desert Chapter Mars Society Inaugural Meeting - April 7, 2018 Join us for a free, community-interest exploration meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) at the Yucca Valley Community Center (Joshua Tree Room), 57090 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA (with… Read More

MDRS Crew 189 – Final Mission Report [3.14.18]

March 14, 2018

MDRS Crew 189 – Final Mission Report The following is the final summary report of Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 189 (ISAE - SUPAERO). A full review of this field season's activities at MDRS will be presented at… Read More

Successful SEA Legislative Blitz Visits Capitol Hill [3.12.18]

March 12, 2018

Successful SEA Legislative Blitz Visits Capitol Hill   The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) held its annual grassroots visit to Washington, D.C. in late February, convening dozens of volunteers from across the country to spend two days meeting with members of Congress and their aides on Capitol Hill. Read More

Crew 189 Awarded MDRS Mission Scholarship [4.8.18]

March 5, 2018

Crew 189 Awarded MDRS Mission Scholarship The Mars Society and its Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) management team are pleased to announce that MDRS Crew 189, currently at the Utah station, was selected to receive full scholarships for their three-week field simulation. This is the first time that the… Read More

Wanted: Creative Artists for 2018 Mars Society Poster Contest

March 3, 2018

Wanted: Creative Artists for 2018 Mars Society Poster Contest The 2018 Mars Society Poster Contest kicks off today. Members and friends alike are invited to submit a poster for consideration, with the winning design to be used as the main promotional graphic for the 21st Annual International Mars Society… Read More

[R.Zubrin Op-Ed] A Purpose-Driven Space Program?

March 2, 2018

A Purpose-Driven Space Program? By Dr. Robert Zubrin, National Review, 03.02.18 On February 12th the Trump administration revealed its proposed budget for NASA. While the $19 billion in total funding provided was not much different from the levels approved by the Obama and Bush administrations, the new plan did… Read More