News & Announcements

Mars Desert Research Station Crew 161 (Team Skoltech) Issues Final Report

The following is the final report of Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 161. A full review of this year's activity at the MDRS habitat will be presented at the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled to be held September 22-25, 2016 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. A call for papers for the 2016 [...] Read more

Mars Desert Research Station Crew 160 Files Final Report

The following is the final report of Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 160. A full review of this year's activity at the MDRS habitat will be presented at the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled to be held September 22-25, 2016 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. A call for papers for the 2016 [...] Read more

It’s Never too Late to Fulfill Your Childhood Dreams (Issue #34)

By Bob Bruner Guest Blogger, Red Planet Pen, #34 Bob Bruner is an amateur scientist that has attended all the 'Case for Mars' conferences given by the Mars Underground in the 1980’s and 1990’s and joined the Mars Society at its founding. This story is a case of an amateur scientist actually having an impact on NASA decisions for its next big [...] Read more

A Year-End Message from Dr. Robert Zubrin

Dear Mars Society Supporter, It has truly been an exciting year for Mars and human space exploration with NASA’s announcement of the Journey to Mars program that includes a human mission to the Red Planet, astronaut Scott Kelly starting a one-year mission on board the ISS, the highly-publicized debut of “The Martian” movie, the successful growth [...] Read more

Mars Society Applauds SpaceX on Historic Rocket Landing

Mars Society Applauds SpaceX on Historic Rocket Landing The Mars Society, its staff and membership commend SpaceX, its founder, Elon Musk, and its team of scientists and engineers on the successful landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX brought the rocket back to Earth for a soft touchdown, marking the [...] Read more

Save the Date - 2016 Mars Society Convention in Washington, D.C.

The Mars Society will convene its 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention on the beautiful tree-lined campus of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. from September 22 - 25, 2016. The main convention events will take place in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The four-day conference will bring together leading [...] Read more

Why Mars?

Among planetary bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization. This uniqueness is illustrated most clearly if we contrast Mars with the Earth's Moon, the most frequently cited alternative location for extraterrestrial human [...] Read more

Mars Society Facebook Group Discussion Page Hits Milestone

We're pleased to announce that the Mars Society's group discussion page on Facebook has achieved an important milestone - reaching 10,000 members. Our social media presence on Facebook continues to be a great source for interesting discussion, commentary and postings on issues related to Mars exploration and planning for humans-to-Mars. If you're [...] Read more

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