Mars: Got Life?
Is there life on Mars? We don’t know, but we do know that Mars has all the elements required for life, and that all the geophysical and geochemical evidence suggests that Mars could have supported life — and may still.
Explore Mars, Inc. has a new mission concept designed to answer that question. It is called ExoLance, and it is engineered to look below the surface of Mars for current microbial life.
A YouTube channel hosted by SourceFed, a Discovery Digital Network, has reviewed the ExoLance project and given us an amazing boost in exposure online. The video released August 18th was viewed more than 53,000 times in under 24 hours. We think that is worth mentioning, and thanking over and over and over! So, THANK YOU SourceFed, you good people ROCK!
Explore Mars, Inc. is pleased to announce that pre-registration has begun for the 2015 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M). H2M 2015 will take place on May 5-7, 2015 at The George Washington University in Washington,DC. H2M is a comprehensive Mars exploration conference that addresses the major technical, scientific, and policy challenges of getting humans to Mars, as well as how such missions can have positive impacts on STEM education, American Competitiveness and other important collateral issues.
Time Capsule to Mars
WASHINGTON–At a press conference Monday, Time Capsule to Mars™ (TC2M), a project of Explore Mars, officially launched the largest crowd-funding campaign in history to realize the world’s first privately-funded and student-led interplanetary mission to Mars. The team will design, launch, fly and land a CubeSat-based spacecraft on the surface of Mars, carrying digital content from tens of millions of people across the globe for future colonists of the Red Planet to discover.
Explore Mars is pleased to announce collaboration with Uwingu to help advance our shared goals and to build excitement and support for Mars exploration. As part of this collaboration, Uwingu will become a sponsor of the Humans to Mars Summit that will take place on April 22-24, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Explore Mars and Uwingu will also publicize each other’s programs over the upcoming weeks.
Workshop Report WASHINGTON, DC — January 14, 2014 — A global working group of more than sixty leaders from more than thirty government, industry and academic organizations issued a joint statement today announcing consensus that a human mission to Mars is both feasible and affordable assuming policy consistency among international space agencies and levels of funding consistent with pre-sequestration levels and modest increases annually in line with inflation…
The Future Inspired
Explore Mars will be featuring videos that both inspire the future and demonstrate the path forward necessary to achieve it. We will host videos from industry leaders and aspiring dreamers, those that illustrate the beauty and wonder of Mars and Space, as well as those that feature STEM, STEAM, and other educational material. Share your dreams on Facebook or at email@example.com.
“May this survey be a call to action, a validation that the American public is still committed to doing great and noble things, ‘not because they are easy, but because they are hard.’ Americans are united in confidence and spirit that men and women will walk on Mars within their lifetime. Let us commit ourselves to this noble cause of the human spirit.”
Artemis Westenberg, President, Director, and Co-Founder of Explore Mars
On the Hill
Explore Mars, Inc. will be holding a grassroots visit to Congress, known as “Mars Day on the Hill”, in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 29, 2014. As demonstrated by a recent national public opinion poll commissioned by Explore Mars, Inc., the Boeing Company, and Phillips & Company, there is broad support within the United States for both human and robotic missions to Mars. However, the challenges that budgetary and other obstacles present for NASA are many.