News & Announcements

How Scientifically Accurate is The Martian?

Robert Zubrin / Interview The Guardian (UK), October 6, 2015 Overall it’s a very good movie, and while there are mistakes in it, it is the first genuine Mars movie. It is the first movie that attempts to be realistic and that is actually about human beings grappling with the problems of exploring Mars, as opposed to various movies set on Mars that [...] Read more

A Martian Odyssey: We Can Do It

By Robert Zubrin — September 29, 2015 The exploration and settlement of Mars is one of the great challenges of our time — a point strongly underlined by Monday’s announcement of the discovery of potentially life-holding liquid water on that planet — so it is not surprising that there have been many good novels investigating its possibilities. [...] Read more

MDRS Hosts Bloggers Covering 20th Cen. Fox’s “The Martian”

The Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), the world’s longest-serving Mars surface simulation habitat located in southern Utah, played host to a group of twelve international entertainment and science bloggers last weekend. Organized by 20th Century Fox, one of the largest U.S. film studios, the media visit to MDRS was set up as part [...] Read more

Let’s Show Our Mars Society Presence at “The Martian”

[Credit: 20th Century Fox] T-Minus 10 Days and Counting… Let’s Show Our Mars Society Presence at “The Martian” Win 2 tickets to our next Mars Society convention in D.C.!! Fellow Martians, Here is an opportunity to represent the Mars Society and share with others your support for a human mission to the Red Planet. “The Martian” hits movie theaters [...] Read more

Mars Society Announces International Gemini Mars Design Competition

Students to propose design concepts mission to open the path to the Red Planet Introduction The U.S. human spaceflight program is currently adrift. It needs a goal, and that goal should be sending explorers to Mars in our time. In order to help provide such direction and get a real humans to Mars program underway, the Mars Society is launching an [...] Read more

Mars Society Announces New Initiatives Following Steering Committee Meeting

During the 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention, held in mid-August in Washington, D.C., the Mars Society convened its Steering Committee and decided on a number of major initiatives for the coming year. These include: + The Mars Society will attempt to intersect the political ferment associated with the now unfolding U.S. [...] Read more

Mars Society Washington, D.C. Conference a Great Success

The 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention held at the Catholic University of America August 13-16, 2015 was a great success. Some 250 people attended to hear over 80 presentations covering all aspects of Mars exploration, including the latest robotic missions, human expeditions and settlement of the Red Planet and Mars habitability. By [...] Read more

MDRS GreenHab Campaign Reaches 100% Funding!

We're pleased to announce that the Mars Society just reached the 100% funding mark for its Mars Desert Research Station GreenHab crowdfunding campaign! We were able to accomplish this important goal due to your generous support... three days early. Over 140 people from the U.S. and several other countries have donated - so far - to the online [...] Read more

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