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MARS SOCIETY INC

 

Lakewood, CO


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Fiscal Year Starting: Apr 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Mar 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $172,981
Expenses
Total Expenses $207,674

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Basic Organization Information

MARS SOCIETY INC

Physical Address:
Lakewood, CO 80215 
EIN:
31-1585646
Web URL:
www.marssociety.org 
NTEE Category:
U Science and Technology Research Institutes 
U30 Physical Sciences/Earth Sciences Research and Promotion 
U Science and Technology Research Institutes 
U30 Physical Sciences/Earth Sciences Research and Promotion 
W Public, Society Benefit 
W05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis 
Ruling Year:
1998 

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Mars Society is to further the exploration and settlement of the planet Mars.

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Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. April, 2013)

Dr. Robert Zubrin, CEO

Profile:

Dr. Zubrin is President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado. Formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver, he holds a Master's degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington. A respected author and a renown expert on Mars, Dr. Zubrin has testified in recent years before several congressional committees, and in 2009 testified before the U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee (Augustine Commission) on the future of America's human space flight program.

Leadership Statement:

As NASA and other organizations are gearing up for new human exploration missions, the Mars Society is perfectly positioned to play a key role in training the current and next generation of space exploration professionals at our unique Mars-simulated research station environments. Your generous donations will allow our stations to continue to serve as a venue for crucial hands-on experiences that will prepare scientists from a variety of disciplines for responsibilities in mission architecture and planning, crew selection, human factors, remote management, and human-robotic interface.  There are many ways you can support the Mars Society and its mission to promote the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars.  Whether you decide to make a direct contribution, become a member, or renew your membership, your generous assistance will yield tangible results and help ensure humanity’s exploration and permanent settlement of the Red Planet.- Susan Holden Martin, MBA, JD



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Program: Mars Desert Research Station

Budget:
$50,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is an analog Mars habitation and exploration station located in the southern Utah desert near Hanksville.  It went operational in February 2002, and has been operated by Mars Society researchers, NASA and selected scientists, engineers and other professionals from a variety of institutions worldwide all in support of science investigations and exploration research. As an operational test bed, MDRS has served as a central element in support of studies of the technologies, strategies, architectural design, and human factors involved in human missions to Mars.

Program Long-Term Success:

The operation of MDRS supports the work of scientists toward the successful exploration and settlement of the planet Mars.

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Program: Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station

Budget:
$70,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

The Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) is an analog Mars habitation and exploration station located in the high Canadian arctic.  It went operational in 2001, and has been operated by Mars Society researchers, NASA and selected scientists, engineers and other professionals from a variety of institutions worldwide all in support of science investigations and exploration research. As an operational test bed, FMARs has served as a central element in support of studies of the technologies, strategies, architectural design, and human factors involved in human missions to Mars.

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Program: University Rover Challenge

Budget:
$10,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

The University Rover Challenge is an annual international competition among university students studying material science, geophysics, geology, computer science, mechanical engineering and environmental engineering.  The typical scenario presented asks the teams to design and build their vision of the next generation of Mars rovers, which could accompany an early human mission to Mars. The competition has included four tasks:  • surveying of markers up to a half mile away using triangulation with a rangefinder and camera;• emergency navigation over rough terrain looking for a lost astronaut using last known coordinates;• finding lithotrophic bacteria (microbugs) under rocks using a spectrometer; and • bolt-turning tasks with a mechanical arm.     Teams are judged on performance of basic engineering tasks as well as scientific research and analysis.  The winning team receives transportation, lodging and admission for five team members to the annual International Mars Society Convention.

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Program: Annual Convention

Budget:
$50,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Each summer the Mars Society hosts a international convention to bring together scientists, researchers, artists, government officials and other Mars enthusiasts to share trends and ideas about how to get humans to Mars.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Since 2001, The Mars Society's research stations have been operated by Mars Society researchers, NASA and selected scientists, engineers, university students, and other professionals from a variety of institutions worldwide all in support of science investigations and exploration research. As an operational test bed, the Society's research stations have served as central elements in support of field studies of the technologies, strategies, architectural design, and human factors involved in human missions to Mars. In addition, these facilities, and the wealth of information that has come out of them, have positively impacted space policy in the U.S. and its fellow spacefaring nations.

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