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[R.Zubrin Op-Ed] What the SpaceX Success Means for the Moon, Mars, and More

By Robert Zubrin The Weekly Standard, 02.16.18 On February 6, 2018, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy took flight, demonstrating a capacity to lift 60 tons to low Earth orbit while playfully sending a Tesla Roadster on a trajectory that will take it beyond the orbit of Mars. To add to the coup, two of the Falcon’s three booster stages flew back to land gracefully together at the Cape, while the third barely missed pulling off a recovery landing on a drone… READ MORE >

Call for Papers – 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention

Call for Papers 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention August 23-26, 2018, Pasadena Convention Center Presentations for the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention are invited dealing with all matters (science, engineering, politics, economics, public policy, etc.) associated with the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by June 30, 2018 to: The Mars Society, 11111 West 8th Avenue, Unit A, Lakewood, CO 80215 or via email to: [email protected]READ MORE >

Save the Date – 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention will be convened August 23-26, 2018 at the picturesque Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. The four-day international conference will bring together key scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, journalists and space advocates to discuss the significance of the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic developments that could impact on planning for the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. The Pasadena Convention Center is conveniently… READ MORE >

Mars Society President Robert Zubrin Applauds SpaceX Falcon Heavy Success

“Today SpaceX achieved a spectacular and historic success.  Seven years ago, the Augustine commission said that NASA’s Moon program had to be cancelled, because the development of the necessary heavy lift booster would take 12 years and 36 billion dollars. SpaceX has now done that, on its own dime, in half the time and a twentieth of the cost. And not only that, but the launch vehicle is three quarters reusable. This is a revolution. The naysayers have been completely… READ MORE >