Video from Analogue Space Suit Field Test of the French Mars Society

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APM president Alain Souchier during the space suit field test Here is a video, that has been produced by the French Mars Society during their space suit field test as described here.

Italian Mars Society simulates Space Station Operations in their ERAS Simulation Facility

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Source: Italian Mars Society ERAS Simulation Facility The European MaRs Analogue Station for Advanced Technologies Integration (ERAS) is a program spearheaded by the Italian Mars Society (IMS) which main goal is to provide an effective test bed for field operation studies in preparation for manned missions to Mars. Preliminarily to ERAS construction, IMS has started [...]

14. Mars Society Conference (EMC14) and Rover Challenge in Poland 15-17 September 2014

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The Mars Society Poland has agreed to organise the 14th European Mars Conference -EMC14- in Kielce in Poland from 15-17 September 2014.. Parallel to the EMC14 Poland will organise this year the first European Rover Challenge (ERC). Objective of the ERC is to provide European non-profit organisations -such as universities- the opportunity to present Mars [...]

Successful Field Test of Analogue Space Suit developed by the French Mars Society

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Author: Association Planète Mars (Mars Society of France) Friday March the 14 th, the Planète Mars association, Mars Society French chapter, conducted its first EVA (Extra vehicular Activity) simulation on the field in the lower part of « Black Cows » clay cliffs in Normandy. Planète Mars association owns now two analog spacesuits elaborated by [...]

You can contribute to a one-year Human Mars Mission Simulation

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The Mars Society announces the one-year simulated manned Mars mission MA365 in their arctic Mars Simulation Station FMARS (Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station) in the arctic. Over 200 hundred volunteers have applied for this mission. 62 have been pre-selected, 49 men and 13 women drawn from 17 countries, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, the [...]

NASA Mars Fly-Around Mission in 2021?

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Will a manned Mars fly-by mission take place as early as 2021? The US congress has initiated a congressional hearing for this week, raising the prospect of a manned Mars fly-by mission for NASA’s new Space Launch System being developed by NASA. The title of the hearing is “Mars Flyby 2021: The First Deep Space [...]

ESA supports “Clean Space” Initiative- and promotes Solid Boosters

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Logo of the Clean Space initiative ESA announced their participation in the international “Clean Space” initiative aiming at analyzing contamination of space by space programs and in initiatives aiming at reducing the contamination. The reality of ESA’s launcher program appears to be in conflict with these objectives: It is well known that solid boosters, such [...]

Five Scenarios for “Humans to Mars”

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Author: Jürgen Herholz The US Mars Society branch published a paper describing the four major actual concepts for getting humans to Mars. These are Mars Direct from Robert Zubrin This is the longest known scenario substantiated by detailed analyses and decriptions of technical solutions and equipment specifications. Basis are available scenarios implying only a minimum [...]

Apply for the 2014 International Rover Contest in Poland!

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The Polish Mars Society organises this year an international European Rover Contest (ERC). Here their website. The rules for participation can be here consulted. As the name indicates, will this be a European wide contest, and all European institutions (especially universities) are invited to participate. This will be a unique opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities [...]

MarsOne Iniatiative-Reality or Hoax?

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Author: Jürgen Herholz The Organisation MarsOne promotes since 2011 their idea of a “one-way” mission to Mars with no return capability foreseen. A straight forward “human settlement on Mars” project. The MarsOne initiative has one benefit: keeping Mars in the public awareness and making (young) people dream of another better world and adventure. How serious [...]