A global fundraising organization, dedicated to raising money for the Mars Prize Fund, awarded to the first mission that lands humans on Mars...
Everyone has the opportunity to participate in one of the most historic events in human history.
through our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers from all over the world, who contribute their time and expertise.

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I have always dreamed of exploring space, and I will do everything in my power to make that dream a reality. This is the first step.

Kali Green
London, ON
Ontario CA

To think that people will be able to go on Mars in my lifetime is amazing. I would love to help make that happen in some way!

Michèle Maltezos
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
Quebec CA

I want to take part in what will be the biggest step in the human history.

Roberto Catalani

It’s my passion to be a part of great things. It is more than my life.

Ravi Kiran Podichetty
Andhra Pradesh IN

I want to make a difference in my life and my children's life. I want to leave a legacy.

Jane Montas
Bacoor, CAV
Cavite PH

This is an historical adventure, the best adventure in human history, and I want to take part.

Pedro Pablo Hervás Mendoza
Ciudad Real

I am eagerly waiting for the day mankind will take Another Giant Leap, thus paving the way for the future colonization of the Red Planet.

Santhana Krishnan

I want my grandchildren to settle on Mars.

Viet Anh Vo
Ho Chi Minh

An opportunity to be part of something enthralling.

Subhasha Ranjan

We're making the solar system a better place.

Gary V Stephenson
Houston, TX
United States
Texas US

About Us

We are a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and we exist to ensure that humans safely reach Mars, with a habitat, for exploration, and human settlement within our lifetime. Our primary approach is to provide an online transparent fundraising venue for the Mars Prize Fund, which can be thought of as a public savings account for the first... Continue reading...

Mars Initiative - in the news

Click Here to hear the interview about Interplanetary Colonization & Survival. + continue reading
Join ISDC 2014 from May 14-18 in Los Angeles for an immersive look into current space development programs, cutting-edge aerospace technology, and innovative new projects to inspire the next renaissance of human culture: the colonization, development, and capitalization of space. Space development and innovation are flourishing at an ever-... + continue reading
The Mars Society will convene the 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder from August 15-18, 2013.   + continue reading
Check out this Spacevidcast interview with our Executive Director, Stephen Bassett.       + continue reading


Saturday, January 11, 2014: There have been multiple crowdfunding initiatives looking to raise funds for space based technologies or ventures.  From new propulsion techniques to incredible space telescopes, crowdfunding is being used to finance the exploration of space.  There have been multiple crowdfunding campaignsfocused on the red-planet of Mars. The Mars Initiative (MI) is a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization with a...+ continue reading
Thursday, May 30, 2013: The Earth is going downhill and humans' best chance for survival is to evacuate, as far as Elon Musk is concerned. In a Wednesday interview at AllThingsD's 2013 conference, the Tesla Motors CEO explained why he's so into colonizing Mars. "Either we spread Earth to other planets, or we risk going extinct," he said. "An extinction event is inevitable and we’re increasingly doing ourselves in." + continue reading
Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon during humanity's first lunar landing, has launched on a nationwide book tour to promote his "Mission to Mars." The Apollo 11 moonwalker outlines his case for launching humans to the Red Planet by 2035. + continue reading