Second Half of Mars 160 Mission Begins as Crew Arrives at FMARS

Continuing its leadership in high-level Mars analog research, the Mars Society is pleased to announce that the second half of its Mars 160 mission has officially begun with the arrival of a six-person crew this weekend at the organization’s Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS), located on Devon Island in northern Canada. Mars 160 is a unique two-part mission involving a sustained program of advanced field exploration and testing in Mars-like terrain, initially in a desert setting at the Mars Desert… READ MORE >

Mars Society Releases New Red Planet Anthem “Rise to Mars!”

The Mars Society is very honored to release on its official YouTube channel a new inspirational anthem dedicated to the human journey to explore and settle the Red Planet entitled “Rise to Mars!” The uplifting music for the new song was composed by Mumbai, India-born opera singer Oscar Castellino, while the words were written cooperatively by Mr. Castellino and Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin. The YouTube video version of “Rise to Mars!” was taken from the world premiere performance of… READ MORE >

Two Months until 2017 International Mars Society Convention

Great Line-Up of Scientists, Aerospace Industry Reps & Academics to Discuss Mars Exploration In two months, the Mars Society, the world’s largest and most influential Mars advocacy organization, will be marking its twentieth annual international convention dedicated to the study of and planning for human Mars exploration. This year’s conference will take place September 7-10 on the picturesque campus of the University of California Irvine. Leading scientists, engineers, aerospace industry representatives, government officials, members of academia and the media will… READ MORE >