Category: Press Release

Explore Mars Collaborates with MIT on Penetrators

Explore Mars is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As part of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Aerospace Engineering Senior Capstone Class – MIT students will develop penetrator designs and then build and test the prototypes throughout the 2015-2016 school year. “We are extremely excited to be working with […]

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Student-Led Mission to Mars Goes Global

Time Capsule to Mars™ joins UK student space organization at national conference GUILDFORD, UK – February 28, 2015 – An ambitious student campaign to send digital memories to Mars reached the United Kingdom for the first time on Saturday. Time Capsule to Mars (TC2M) was present at the National Student Space Conference (NSSC) at the University of Surrey outside of London, […]

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Student-Led Mission To Mars Completes Systems Architecture Study at MIT

Time Capsule to Mars™ Aims for Landing on Mars by 2019 TC2M Members at IAP Study (left to right): Dianna Velez, Veronica Padron, Iulia Jivanescu, Ron Schlagheck, Brad Walcher, Justice Mason BOSTON, MA – Feb. 4, 2015 – An audacious plan by eight universities for a student-led mission to Mars took a big step forward […]

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Space Exploration Alliance Blitz 2015

Space Exploration Alliance Blitz 2015

Register Here 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 […]

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Explore Mars: Timidity in a nation is no way to thrive

By Chris Carberry Special to the Mercury News POSTED:   09/03/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT I’m reminded of a speech by Theodore Roosevelt in which he said, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer […]

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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.

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