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.

HP Mars Home Planet Initiative

HP and the Mars Society are partnering to bring you the HP Mars Home Planet Initiative.  The goal of the Initiative is to ideate and to ultimately build a virtual colony on Mars that we can all experience in VR.  Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin will be a judge for the competition and will be speaking at the various events.

Sign up here to participate in the Initiative.

The first Challenge's submission deadline for Phase 1: Concept is October 15th, 2017.  More details here.

There will be an Official Meetup at the HP headquarters in Palo Alto, CA on September 29, 2017 at 7pm Pacific Time.  It will be livestreamed and we will carry it here.

20th Annual Convention

All talks are in the process of being posted to our Official Youtube Channel.

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 second Mars analogue habitat located near Hanksville, Utah. Annual field seasons run approx. October through May, and consist of two week crew rotations.

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Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)

The FMARS is located on Devon Island in the Canadian high arctic and is the first of two simulated Mars analogue research stations.

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MARS DIRECT

A Minimalist, Live-off-the-land Approach to Colonizing the Red Planet

Be a part of the worldwide effort to send humans to Mars.

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