About the Mars Society

The Mars Society is the world's largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.

Mars Society activities include:

  •     Mars analog simulations in the Utah Desert and the Canadian Arctic
  •     The University Rover Challenge and Youth Rover Challenge
  •     Public outreach and educational programs
  •     Political advocacy efforts
  •     Privately-funded research
  •     Chapter meetings in the U.S. and around the world
  •     The Annual International Mars Society Convention