• Time Capsule to Mars Project Time Capsule to Mars Project
  • Humans to Mars Summit 2014 April 22-24, the George Washington University, Washington DC Humans to Mars Summit 2014 April 22-24, the George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Affording Mars Workshop Report Affording Mars Workshop Report

Mars: Got Life?

Got Life Logo

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.

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SEA Blitz 2015


The Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) will be holding its annual grassroots visit to Congress, known as the “Legislative Blitz”, in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, February 22 to Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
With unprecedented budgetary pressures facing the legislative and executive branches of government, it is uncertain which path our nation’s leaders will take with respect to our nation’s space program.

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H2M2015 Announced

H2M 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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Affording Mars

Affording Human Exploration of Mars

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…

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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 media@exploremars.org.

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Mars Generation


 “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

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On the Hill

Capitol Hill MDOTH2014

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. 

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Welcome to ExploreMars.org

Explore Mars was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. To further that goal, Explore Mars conducts programs and technical challenges to stimulate the development and/or improvement of technologies that will make human Mars missions more efficient and feasible. In addition, to embed the idea of Mars as a habitable planet, Explore Mars challenges educators to use Mars in the classroom as a tool to teach standard STEM curricula.

Explore Mars, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Donations to Explore Mars are tax-deductible. You can Contact Us using our website or at the email address info@ExploreMars.org .

Our Mission


make humans a multi-planet species

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