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If you are serious about assuring that Humans will walk on Mars by 2033, there is no better way to further that goal than to support Explore Mars, Inc.

We already have $10,000 in commitments for our mid-year drive, but in order to fund our many activities, we need to reach our goal of $50,000+.

Your donation will have more impact with Explore Mars than with ANY other space advocacy group. The reasons can be summarized by the “5 Ps”:

  1. Partnerships
  2. Programs and Outreach
  3. Publications
  4. Policy
  5. Projects

Our Philosophy: Create partnerships and synergies that will build REAL momentum toward achieving the goal of sending humans to Mars.

The Challenge: There have been great strides in recent years toward building the necessary consensus, and Explore Mars has played a great role in those efforts, but significant challenges still remain.  In 2017 and beyond we plan to work even harder than ever before so that clear plans have developed that result in humans walking on the surface of Mars by 2033.

Explore Mars, Inc., the Testimonials:

“The Humans to Mars Summit 2017, along with the subsequent industry and government meetings that came of it, made this year’s conference one of the most effective trips to Washington that I have executed in the last 5 years.” Grant Anderson, President and CEO, Paragon Space Development Corporation

“The H2M Summit is an amazing STEM/STEAM infused conference. From the latest in Virtual Reality that will make living on Mars less lonely, to the technology that is advancing a human outpost on the Red Planet, to speeches and conversations with the top scientists, engineers, artists and sci-fi writers, biologists and space industries that are making MARS not just a future hope, but our future reality, H2M brings the best and brightest together to create an interactive experience with STEM. The future is here, STEM is here, and it’s fully present at the H2M Summit!” Janet Ivey, Janet’s Planet

“I have attended this Summit since its inception and as I told you, and many others at this event; the H2M Summit keeps getting better every year… this was no exception!  Both the number and level of attendees has increased significantly and this is also true of the panel speakers.  This, along with other improvements you have made, has given this forum much greater credibility and it is arguably the foremost Mars Summit for the industry.” Garry White, Rear Admiral (Ret.), USN; Vice Chairman, Busek

“Throughout its existence, the Explore Mars organization has been tireless in its efforts to support the development of broad policy consensus on US space exploration policy, especially with respect to Mars exploration.” Jeff Bingham, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Professional Staff (retired)

“We are on Mars today with our intrepid robotic explorers.  Explore Mars brings together a diverse group of space leaders, academics, and enthusiasts with the shared goal of exploring Mars with both humans and robots–soon.” John M. Grunsfeld, Astronaut and Scientist

“… efforts (by Explore Mars) have been indispensable to the US space policy process and have succeeded in establishing clarity and understanding among legislative and executive branch policy-makers regarding the focus for future exploration of Mars.” Jeff Bingham, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Professional Staff (retired)

Explore Mars, Inc., a Timeline:

2010

  • Incorporation and organization
  • International Space Station and Mars panel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Launch of the Mars Education Challenge in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2011

  • International Space Station and Mars Conference
  • Women and Mars Conference
  • Mars Education Challenge
  • Mars Exploration Magazine

2012

  • ISS and Mars – Strasbourg, France
  • Get Curious Campaign
  • Mars Education Challenge
  • Mars Exploration Magazine

2013

  • Humans to Mars Summit
  • Teaching Mars Workshop
  • Mars Generation Survey
  • Mars Day on the Hill
  • Mars Affordability and Sustainability Workshop
  • RED

2014

  • Humans to Mars Summit
  • Teaching Mars Workshop
  • Mars Day on the Hill
  • Mars Affordability and Sustainability Workshop
  • Why Mars Workshop
  • ExoLance
  • Time Capsule to Mars

2015

  • Humans to Mars Summit
  • Teaching Mars Workshop
  • Mars Day on the Hill
  • Mars Affordability and Sustainability Workshop
  • ExoLance
  • Time Capsule to Mars
  • Humans to Mars Report
  • Why Mars Initiative
  • RED

2016

  • Humans to Mars Summit
  • Teaching Mars Workshop
  • Mars Day on the Hill
  • Mars Affordability and Sustainability Workshop
  • Why Mars Initiative
  • ExoLance
  • Time Capsule to Mars
  • Humans to Mars Report

Want More Information on the “5 Ps?”

1)Partnerships:

Perhaps the greatest strength of Explore Mars is our ability to build strong coalitions and partnerships with various organizations to advance the Mars goal. Since our founding in 2010, we have brought together industry partners, academia, space agencies, policy makers, the entertainment industry, and many others to build the necessary critical mass. This is not limited to players in the space community but involves true cross-sector partnerships.

New in 2017:

  • One Way Trip to Mars rock opera: Because Explore Mars believes it is extremely important to support cultural activities related to Mars exploration, Explore Mars is partnering on the world premiere of a full-staged production of the rock opera, One Way Trip to Mars, during the summer of 2017.

2)Programs and Outreach:

  • Humans to Mars Summit (https://H2M.ExploreMars.org) – H2M has become, by far, the biggest and most influential annual conference in the world focused on sending humans to the surface of Mars. H2M has become the CENTER of the Humans to Mars cause each year.
  • Mars Affordability and Sustainability Workshops: Since 2013, we have brought together stakeholders in the space industry on an annual basis to work to build consensus on Mars missions that are affordable and sustainable.  (https://www.exploremars.org/affording-mars).
  • STEM Programs: Explore Mars has promoted STEM education programs including the Teaching Mars Workshops, the Mars Education Challenge, and strong STEM partnerships at H2M.
  • Public Outreach: Outreach has always been one of our primary goals. Explore Mars achieves this through programs, printed opinion pieces, news and media interviews, speaking engagements, and many other approaches.

Coming Soon:

  • International Workshops and Conferences: Explore Mars will be launching a series of international workshops, conferences, and partnerships over the next couple of years that build international support for human missions to Mars.
  • Virtual Reality and Space Working Group: Explore Mars is launching a working group of VR experts, space professionals, and others to brainstorm the opportunities and challenges of utilizing VR in mission operations, science, and public engagement.

3)Publications:

This annual report provides a snapshot on yearly progress on mission architecture, science, policy, human factors, and public perception.  It is distributed not only to the space community, but also to all members of Congress, and was even cited in the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017.

New in 2017:

4)Policy:

  • Congressional Briefings: Two times a year, Explore Mars arranges well-attended formal panels on Capitol Hill to brief members of Congress and their staff on topics that are critical to getting humans to Mars.
  • Hill Visits and Distribution: Explore Mars organizes and runs the annual “Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz“, a grassroots “visit to Congress” by non-profit space advocacy organizations, in which over 150 congressional offices are visited each year. Explore Mars also arranges smaller Hill visits at other times during the year. Explore Mars also hand-delivers our materials (including the Humans to Mars Report) to every Congressional office every year.
  • Relationship Building: Explore Mars is continually building relationships with policy makers in Washington, DC and beyond to advance the Mars goal.
  • Testimony/Impact: Explore Mars has presented both oral and written testimony to Congress and was cited by name in the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017.

5)Projects:

  • Exolance – After a brief hiatus, Explore Mars is re-launching our Exolance missions concept to drop penetrator probes on Mars to search for signs of subsurface life and to conduct other vital experiments. The time is right to relaunch Exolance.

Donate $100 or More and Get 20% off H2M 2018!

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