Robert Zubrin Interview on Red Planet Radio Podcast

Robert Zubrin Interview on Red Planet Radio Podcast In the latest episode of Red Planet Radio, the official podcast of the Mars Society, President Dr. Robert Zubrin discusses the most recent scientific findings on the planet Mars, the new direction NASA is taking with the current administration and Elon Musk’s plans for the ITS and Mars exploration. As founder and long-time head of the Mars Society, Dr. Zubrin is one of the most outspoken voices for human Mars exploration and… READ MORE >

New Engineering Module Added to Mars Simulation Station in Utah

New Engineering Module Added to Mars Simulation Station in Utah The Mars Society welcomes another addition to its Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) campus in southern Utah with the installation of its new Repair & Assembly Module (RAM) near the main hab. The new stand-alone facility will serve as an engineering bay for the station, allowing crew members to engage in research while also helping maintain the growing fleet of electric ATV vehicles. To learn more about MDRS and its… READ MORE >

Mars Society & #GivingTuesday (11.28.17)

Mars Society & #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving to non-profit organizations. Please remember the Mars Society next Tuesday (November 28th) and give as much as you can to our organization to help broaden our humans-to-Mars efforts, including Mars surface simulation programs, an annual Mars… READ MORE >

MDRS Crew 182 – Final Mission Report

MDRS Crew 182 – Final Mission Report  The following is the final summary report of Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) Crew 182 (Team Peru V). A full review of this field season’s activities at MDRS will be presented at the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention in 2018 (date and location to be announced in the near future). MDRS End of Mission Summary Crew 182 – Team Peru V Commander/GreenHab/Safety Officer: Atila Meszaros (Peru) Executive Officer/Crew Journalist/Scientist: Camila Castillo (Peru)… READ MORE >

Mars Society Partners with Marspedia Project to Help Build Mars Online Encyclopedia

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that it has joined the online Marspedia project started by two other space advocacy groups – The Mars Foundation and The Moon Society – in an effort to build out a great resource for people of all ages to learn more about the planet Mars, promote the human and robotic exploration of the Red Planet and encourage STEM education. The organization is striving to make Marspedia the one-stop shop for all information related to… READ MORE >

A Close-Up Look at Simulated Living on the Red Planet [Video]

[Video] A Close-Up Look at Simulated Living on the Red Planet The Mars Society is pleased to announce the release of a new short film entitled “Per Aspera Ad Astra” (“Through Difficulties to the Stars”) that provides a close-up look at the organization’s two long-running Mars surface simulation programs – the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah and the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) in Canada. The seven-minute film revolves around the recently completed Mars 160 mission, which… READ MORE >

Help Set Up Mars Society Utah Chapter

As the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet, the Mars Society is working to expand its public outreach by establishing a chapter in the state of Utah. Chapter work typically involves hosting local meetings, setting up exhibits at high schools, colleges and conferences and organizing Mars-related STEM projects for students. Other ideas are welcomed, and individual chapters are always encouraged to be creative and follow their own… READ MORE >