EXPLORE MARS

Explore Mars enables industry cooperation, international collaboration, and public determination dedicated to achieving human exploration of Mars by the 2030s.

WHO WE ARE

Through programs such as the Humans to Mars Summit, the Mars Affordability Initiative, and Why Mars workshops, we bring space stakeholders, policy makers, and others together to tackle the tough issues that have frequently divided them.

Chris Carberry

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO FOUNDER

Joe Cassady

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Explore Mars, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates throughout the world for the human exploration of Mars by the 2030s. 

Through our many unique and comprehensive programs and projects, we foster cooperation and facilitate collaboration.  We are the creators and hosts of the annual Humans to Mars Summit, the largest Mars exploration conference in the world.

Each year we host experts from NASA and other international space agencies, academia, policy makers, the entertainment industry, and the space-enthused general public. 

We conduct significant STEM and educational outreach activities that excite the imaginations of students, young professionals, and other space advocates. The programs connect them directly with industry leadership, government, and individuals responsible for achieving humanity’s presence on Mars.

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HUMANS TO MARS

SUMMIT 2020

JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING LOOK AT
OUR FUTURE ON MARS!

COME EXPLORE WITH US! 

Are missions to the Moon by 2024 and Mars by 2033 achievable?

How will the 2020 Mars Rover advance the goal of getting humans to Mars?

If we find life on Mars, what next?

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One of our most significant contributions to getting humans to Mars is the extensive research we conduct and the reports we create that articulate the most advanced and up to date information.
These reports are used internationally, but industry experts, academic institutions, and scores of other facets of the space industry.
Check out our Reports page to take a deep dive into the Mars discussion!
EXPLORE REPORTS

THE 2020
Humans To Mars Summit

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TIMELINE

ARCHIVES

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 Exploration Magazine
  • 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
  • Why Mars Workshop
  • ExoLance
  • Time Capsule to Mars
  • Why Mars Initiative
  • Humans to Mars Report
  • RED

2016

  • 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
  • Why Mars Initiative
  • Humans to Mars Report

2017

  • Humans to Mars Summit
  • Mars Day on the Hill
  • ExoLance
  • First VR & Space Workshop and Report
  • Why Mars Initiative
  • Humans to Mars Report

Another Spectacularly Productive and Effective Year for Explore Mars.

Explore Mars, Inc. has had an extremely busy and productive year, as we continue to expand our already considerable reach and influence among space stakeholders, policy makers, and the public at large.

Below is just a sampling of our many activities and accomplishments over the past year. In addition to the list below, Explore Mars has also successfully met with and briefed many high-level individuals in NASA, Congress, the Space Council, and industry, as well as many other important players in the space exploration and other communities:

2017

December

2018

February

  • World Government Summit: Space Settlement Forum: Dubai, UAE
  • Explore Mars organizes and leads the Space Exploration Alliance’s 2018 Legislative Blitz, an annual grassroots visit to Congress in which over 70 people participated, visiting over 170 congressional offices over two days.

April

  • Explore Mars displays and presents at Awesome Con and Escape Velocity in Washington, D.C.

May

  • 2018 Humans to Mars Report (H2MR) is released and distributed, including to space stakeholders and to all Congressional offices. H2MR is an annual publication that presents a snapshot of current progress in mission architectures, science, domestic and international policy, human factors, and public perception regarding human missions to Mars – and highlights progress and challenges from year to year. (https://www.exploremars.org/wp content/uploads/2016/12/H2MR_18_Web.pdf)
  • 2018 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M.ExploreMars.org): H2M is the largest annual conference in the world focused on sending humans to Mars. H2M 2018 featured an impressive lineup of speakers that included members of the United States Senate and House; high ranking Mars mission architecture and science experts; senior international space officials; innovators in virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other exciting technologies; prominent members of the entertainment industry; and H2M was the first conference that Jim Bridenstine spoke at after being sworn in as NASA Administrator.

July

  • Chris Carberry testifies before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, at a hearing entitled, “Destination Mars – Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red Planet” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=yi577U7dpL0)
  • Explore Mars presents at COSPAR in Pasadena

August

September

  • Explore Mars partners in the European Rover Challenge in Poland

October

  • Explore Mars Presents at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany
  • Explore Mars presents at The Atlantic Magazine Festival in Washington, DC (https://theatlanticfestival.com/)

November

  • Explore Mars supports The Press Club in Washington, DC to present a humans to Mars panel
  • Explore Mars partners with iGiant workshops in San Francisco and Las Vegas

December

  • AMVI Report is released and distributed

2019

February

  • Explore Mars runs a Congressional briefing panel
  • Explore Mars organizes and leads the Space Exploration Alliance’s 2019 Legislative Blitz, the annual grassroots visit to Congress.

May

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