Mars 160 Crew Submits 60 Day Report

This report submitted by Alexandre Mangeot, Crew Commander. For these 60-day reports I asked my crew mates to write about this mission from their personal perspectives. I wanted us to share more than the pictures, the science and technology reports and food recipes. I wanted us to share our feelings as much as it is humanly possible with simple words! So the crew wrote their parts independently during these few days and the result is just mind-blowing… Read the report… READ MORE >

Support the Mars Society on #GivingTuesday

On November 29th, the Mars Society will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to philanthropic giving driven by social media and collaboration. It’s a day when your financial support for our non-profit organization makes a huge impact and allows us to actively pursue our goal of human Mars exploration. With your help and involvement, the Mars Society is carrying out important Mars surface simulation work at its stations in Utah and Canada, playing a major role in educational… READ MORE >

Ron Howard’s Mars: Space Flight Travels beyond NASA (By R.Zubrin)

By Robert Zubrin, National Review, 11.12.16 In 1955, Werner von Braun teamed up with Walt Disney to produce a three-part TV series laying out America’s spacefaring future. With a record-smashing viewership of 40 million people for its first episode, “Man in Space” played a decisive role in putting the challenge of sending men to the Moon squarely in the mind of the nation. Just 14 years later, we were there. Now, with the soon-to-start six-part National Geographic TV series Mars,… READ MORE >

[Space.com] Mars 160 Crew Gets New Neighbors in the Utah Desert

By Annalea Beattie, Mars 160 Crew Member, Space.com, 11.11.16 The Mars Society is conducting the ambitious two-phase Mars 160 Twin Desert-Arctic Analog mission to study how seven crew members could live, work and perform science on a true mission to Mars. Mars 160 crew member Annalea Beattie is chronicling the mission, which will spend 80 days at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah desert before venturing far north to Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station on Devon Island, Canada… READ MORE >

Detailed Rules Published for American Mars Exploration Rover Challenge

The Mars Society published today on its web site the full set of rules for its new American Mars Exploration Rover Challenge (AMERC), a high school version of the organization’s highly successful University Rover Challenge, part of the Rover Challenge Series (RCS) which is intended to inspire students at the crossroad of robotics and space exploration. The inaugural AMERC competition will take place at an artificial Mars Yard to be built at The Wings over the Rockies Air & Space… READ MORE >