The purpose of the Mars Society is to further the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.

We will accomplish this through:

  1. Public outreach fostering Mars pioneers
  2. Worldwide support for government-funded Mars research and exploration
  3. Private-enterprise Mars exploration and settlement

Starting small, with hitchhiker payloads on government-funded missions, we intend to use the credibility such activities engenders to mobilize larger resources, further enabling private robotic missions and ultimately human exploration and settlement of Mars.

Mars Society Founding Declaration

Mars Society Bylaws