The time has come to go to Mars

The exploration and settlement of Mars is one of the most daring and audacious human endeavors of our time.

We're ready. Join today, get involved and be a part of the greatest cause of our generation.

The 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention

University of California, Irvine

September 7th - 10th, 2017

(Early Bird Prices until June 30th)

Student Mars Art Contest

Participate in the Student Mars Art (SMArt) Contest!

Young artists from Grades 4-12 can submit up to three works of art.

More Details | Submit your artwork here

Mars Desert Research Station

The new field season at the MDRS has begun!

Follow the latest at the MDRS Website.

News & Announcements

“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the Moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” -- Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society President

About the Mars Society

The Mars Society is the world's largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.

Mars Society activities include:

Mars Desert Research Station

The MDRS is the Mars Society's Mars analog habitat located near Hanksville, Utah. Annual field seasons run from October through May, consisting of two week crew rotations.

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The Mars Arctic 365 Mission

The Mars Society is planning a one-year Mars surface simulation expedition in the Canadian High Arctic at the organization’s Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) on Devon Island.

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