The time has come to go to Mars

The exploration and settlement of Mars is one of the most daring and audacious human endeavors of our time.

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Design the First Human Settlement on Mars

The Mars Society is holding a contest for the best plan for a Mars colony of 1000 people. There will be a prize of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second and $2500 for third. In addition, the best 20 papers will published in a book “Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling the Red Planet.”

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“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the Moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” -- Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society President

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 Desert Research Station

The MDRS is the second Mars analogue habitat located near Hanksville, Utah. Annual field seasons run approx. October through May, and consist of two week crew rotations.

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Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)

The FMARS is located on Devon Island in the Canadian high arctic and is the first of two simulated Mars analogue research stations.

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MARS DIRECT

A Minimalist, Live-off-the-land Approach to Colonizing the Red Planet

Be a part of the worldwide effort to send humans to Mars.

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