According to their website, the mission of the Mars Foundation is “to inspire the next generation of explorers through astounding new STEM projects & research initiatives”. Their primary focus is research into the technology needed to settle Mars. Much of this tech will be useful to Lunar settlements as well.
Goals & Technology Focus:
- Create a unified planning document with requirements for the first permanent settlement on Mars.
- Conduct research into core technologies and methodologies with terrestrial facilities.
- Establish key commercial and financial interests to support a Mars settlement.
- Generate a detailed plan for launching & building the settlement on Mars.
- Assist with the exploration of Mars with a focus on permanent settlement enablers.
The Moon Society is partnering with the Mars Foundation in the creation of Marspedia. Similar to our Lunarpedia, Marspedia will eventually be a comprehensive repository for all Mars information.
The Mars Foundation – (www.marsfoundation.org)
- Marspedia – Both Lunarpedia and Marspedia need volunteers to write and edit content.
- They have a volunteer form you can fill out with your interests and skills.