Latest News at Mars Society Education


Welcome educators, students and members of the general public to the Mars Society’s Education page and our Educational Blog called The Red Planet Pen!


What Does The Mars Society Do?     (Issue #33)

By:  Nicole Willett

blog 33 mdrsThe latest episode of Neil DeGrasse-Tyson’s Star Talk, featuring, Bill Nye, President of The Planetary Society, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, and Astrophysicist, Dr. Michael Shara, was chock full of great information and insight.  While watching, my heart ached for our civilization to understand the importance of a manned mission to Mars.  Charles Bolden stated NASA’s plan is to be on Mars around 2030 with the current budget of half of one percent of the US budget, we believe with more resources and cooperation from various countries and private organizations we could be on Mars sooner and possibly cheaper.  A major reason for needing a human touch on Mars is for exactly what Bill Nye stated which is that a human scientist could do in one minute the job that a robot does in a week, it’s about a ratio of 1:10,000.  The problem was stated clearly by Dr. Michael Shara, “Frankly, we are not as brave as we should be.” These statements are extraordinarily important to be shared with the public.  We are not as brave or as curious as we should be. Dr. Robert Zubrin, President of The Mars Society and one of the bravest men I have ever known, says we could be on Mars in ten years with the proper funding. Read more…..


***READ THE LATEST ISSUE OF Eerie Digest!***

The Mars Society’s Education Director, Nicole Willett, has had a detailed article published in the November 2014 issue of Eerie Digest Magazine.

Humans to Mars as a Bridge to the Stars

a Mission to Mars Pic 06Becoming a space faring civilization is the goal of millions of Earthlings. If one pays attention to the universe around him, it is impossible to deny its breathtaking humility. We long to explore, to expand, to go out and touch a piece of another planetary body. This longing is what encouraged NASA and their supporters to stand behind the Apollo missions to the Moon.   President John F. Kennedy said, “We choose to go to the Moon not because it is easy… but because it is hard.” We are on the verge of a new millennial space race. On September 16, 2014 NASA announced the human return to space. They are utilizing Boeing and SpaceX to accomplish this. SpaceX and many others have plans to send humans to Mars. The interest in exploring and settling the Red Planet is obvious.   The first true plans to go to Mars were analyzed in 1948 and published in the 1950’s by Dr. Werner von Braun. Read more…..


20130310-115151The Mars Society’s Education Task Force is reaching out to the public with information in order to help raise awareness of the latest news and discoveries about the planet Mars and its potential as a second home for humanity.  There are many resources available here so we can fulfill the purpose of the Mars Society’s Education Page. Browse our Past Events to see where we have presented.

skype-english-lessonWe are happy to provide your science classes or astronomy clubs with Free Skype or WebEx Sessions.  In addition, we can arrange for a speaker to visit your school, astronomy club or organization to discuss the latest news from the Red Planet.  Please use the contact us form at the bottom of our staff page in order to make arrangements or to see if we have a speaker available in your area.

Leave a Reply