Mars Society of Canada
LA SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE POUR MARS

Research Projects

Analog Stations & Research Projects
Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS)

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), owned and operated by the Mars Society, is a full-scale analog facility in Utah that supports Earth-based research in pursuit of the technology, operations, and science required for human space exploration.

Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)

Located on Devon Island 165 kilometers north east of the hamlet of Resolute in Nunavut, Canada, the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) is a unique Mars exploration analog research facility established in 2000 by the Mars Society, the world’s largest space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.

The Mars 160 Mission (MDRS & FMARS)

This program will involve the same seven person crew doing similar science operations for the same period of time – 80 days – initially at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah in the fall of 2016 and then continuing at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) in northern Canada in the summer of 2017.

Our Mission

Enabling and promoting the near-term human exploration of Mars for Canadians
For the knowledge of Mars. For the knowledge of Earth.

Mars is far enough away to be a challenge, while close enough in cosmic terms for this generation to explore it. In comparable terms, it is to this generation what Antarctica was to the generation of the early 1900's.

Canada's far north is a terrain geologically similar to much of Mars, with its glacial geomophology and permafrost subsurface. This makes Canadian expertise in northern environments a valuable base from which to learn and explore Mars.

The Mars Society of Canada is a space-advocacy group dedicated to promoting, within Canada, the exploration of Mars by implementing public-outreach programs, by lobbying governments and by carrying out its own technical projects.

  • Outreach & Education

    Learn about Mars and teach others

  • Advocacy

    Why is Mars science & exploration important and who you can contact

  • Research

    Follow Mars Analog developments and investigate other fascinating projects

  • Networking

    Begin your own chapter and meet other enthusiasts or professionals in your community

Local Chapters

Get active locally with public outreach programs and regular meetings
Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Coordinator: Robert Dyck

The Winnipeg Chapter holds its monthly meetings in Winnipeg, but membership is open to all residents of Manitoba.

Western Canada
Western Canada
Coordinator: VACANT

Become a member and start this one! Or create a chapter for your city.

Ontario
Ontario
Coordinator: VACANT

Become a member and start this one! Or create a chapter for your city.

Quebec
Quebec
Coordinator: VACANT

Become a member and start this one! Or create a chapter for your city.

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