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Welcome to The Mars Society on h2g2 - To Explore and Settle the New World. Image courtesy Mars Society member Jon Wiley.

Welcome to the Mars Society - on h2g21

The Purpose of the Mars Society

To further the goal of the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. This will be done by:

  • Broad public outreach to instill the vision of pioneering Mars.

  • Support of ever more aggressive government funded Mars exploration programs around the world.

  • Conducting Mars exploration on a private basis.

Starting small, with hitchhiker payloads on government funded missions, we intend to use the credibility that such activity will engender to mobilize larger resources that will enable stand-alone private robotic missions and ultimately human exploration.

Mars News

Evidence of Ancient Lakes and Seas on Mars Announced

SpaceRef News: Evidence of Ancient Lakes and Seas on Mars Announced

Mars Society News

Convention 2001 @ Stanford University

4th International Mars Society Convention Slated for Stanford University

The Mars Society will hold the fourth annual convention at Stanford University, in Stanford, California, August 23 - 26, 2001. Dr. Bruce Lusignan, Mars Society steering committee member and Stanford professor, will act as our sponsor on campus. Sam Burbank and the Northern California chapter of the Mars Society have volunteered to help coordinate the event.

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Recommended Reading


  • The Martian Race - Gregory Benford
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein


  • The Case for Mars - Robert Zubrin
  • Entering Space - Robert Zubrin


  • An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astrodynamics - Richard H. Battin

Things to do on this page

This is an ongoing dynamic page! This list shows you the things that will happen on this page, but I haven't had time to do them yet.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please start or join a conversation below!

  • Expand the reading list.

  • Add more background info about the Mars Society (and Robert Zubrin in particular).

  • Add a 'members' list (when we have some!).

  • Add a section about the Mars Research Station in Devon Island.

  • Add some stuff about what projects are ongoing.

  • Add a picture of the Martian Flag, and a description of why it is that design.
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