News & Announcements

Winner of 2018 Mars Society Poster Contest Announced

May 30, 2018

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Mars Society Poster Contest is Bill Wright of Maryland (U.S.). The selection committee received over two dozen design submissions this year for review. Graphic artists were asked to submit a poster using the theme “Mars &… Read More

Final Mission Report – MDRS Crew 195

May 29, 2018

MDRS Crew 195 Final Mission Report Commander Dana Levin 25.05.18 The latest iteration of our Martian Medical Analogue Research Simulation course went extremely well. Our crew seemed to enjoy the simulations and clearly learned a lot about aerospace medicine, the Martian environment and operational procedures throughout the course. We… Read More

WE DID IT!! MarsVR Kickstarter Reaches Its Funding Target!!

May 27, 2018

Thanks to your help, we are very happy to announce that late last night the Mars Society reached (and surpassed) its MarsVR Kickstarter goal of $27,500!!  There are new stretch goals available to boost our MarsVR project and its scope even further, with a few days still remaining in… Read More

Liquid Water on Mars (Mars Society’s Red Planet Pen Blog)

May 23, 2018

By Nicole Willett (Mars Society Education Director) Red Planet Pen Blog (Issue #39) Introduction Scientists have carefully studied and tracked the history of water on the Red Planet.  It is now widely accepted due to the geomorphological evidence that Mars had an ocean of liquid water billions of years… Read More

NASA Kilopower Chief Designer to Speak at Mars Society Convention

May 22, 2018

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. David Poston, the chief designer of NASA’s new Kilopower space nuclear power reactor, will give a plenary talk to the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, which will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, August 23-26, 2018. Read More

A Message from Dr. Robert Zubrin regarding the MarsVR Program

May 21, 2018

Hello Everyone, Virtual Reality and the creation of VR tools to support the human exploration of Mars is a strategic focus of The Mars Society. We intend to demonstrate the potential of VR to allow millions of people to directly participate in Mars exploration. Our VR tools will support the… Read More

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