News & Announcements

Call for Volunteers for Sirius Mission

May 16, 2018

The Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP), jointly with Human Research Program NASA (HRP NASA), will be conducting an extended duration lunar mission simulation at its facility in Moscow in 2019 and 2020. The mission, known as Sirius, will involve a crew of six, including three… Read More

Advice to the New NASA Administrator

May 15, 2018

Demand a Purpose-Driven Space Program On April 19, 2018, Jim Bridenstine was finally confirmed as the new NASA administer, taking over the agency after more than a year (arguably more than nine years) of leaderless drift. Now that the one-time Navy pilot and Oklahoma congressman has had a few weeks… Read More

Finalists Chosen for Red Eagle Student Engineering Contest

May 11, 2018

The finalists have been selected for the Mars Society’s Red Eagle International Student Engineering Contest. The competition, open to student engineering teams from around the world, is to design a lander capable of delivering 10 metric tons of payload to the Martian surface. Out of 15 teams entering,… Read More

Mars Society Chapter Opens in Ukraine

May 10, 2018

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that a new international chapter - Mars Society Ukraine - was officially established today during an inaugural meeting in Kiev. Approximately 20 people gathered to hear Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin address the group (via Skype) about current planning for human… Read More

A Call to Former MDRS Crew Members

May 10, 2018

The Mars Society has welcomed approximately 1,000 crew members to its Mars Desert Research Station in Utah over the past 15 (+) years. Many former crew members have obviously moved on to other schools, institutions and companies in pursuit of their professional careers and research goals.  … Read More

FAR-Mars Society Student Rocket Launch Contest Held in Mojave

May 7, 2018

Over the weekend the Friends of Amateur Rocketry (FAR) and the Mars Society held an exciting student rocket launch competition at the FAR launch site in California’s Mojave Desert. Announced last year, the rocket contest invited college engineering teams from around the world to compete for… Read More

Kickstarter Features MarsVR Program as “Project We Love”

May 7, 2018

The Mars Society is pleased to report some very exciting news! Our organization’s IT Director James Burk was informed today by Kickstarter that our new MarsVR program has been selected as a “Project We Love.” Kickstarter is now featuring our MarsVR campaign prominently on their platform. You… Read More

Jump the Line & Become a MDRS Crew Member

May 2, 2018

For the first time ever, the Mars Society is offering a very unique opportunity to the general public - to serve as an actual crew member during a simulation at its Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah. Crew members are typically recruited by the Mars Society from… Read More