Mars Initiative educates the next generation of space explorers by offering STEM MicroGrants to educators worldwide.

Success Stories

Space Kits

Teachers in Space conducts workshops to instruct teachers how to use Ardusat Space Kits. A Mars Initiative MicroGrant is already funding some of those kits! Each teacher will then have the opportunity to take the kit back to the classroom to teach micro-computing and circuit design to their entire class!

SunSpotter Telescope

Hayesville High School procured a SunSpotter telescope with the help of a MicroGrant from Mars Initiative. This tool should bring observing fun to the students of Hayesville for years to come!

ANGLeS Challenge

With a Mars Initiative MicroGrant, Neighborhood House at Firwood Circle in Washington State procured materials to participate in the NASA ANGLeS competition. This celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by giving students the chance to recreate the landing using drones and robots.


The Mars Initiative is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of space explorers, building generational momentum in support of exploring and settling the Red Planet. We offer STEM Micro-Grants to educators world-wide to bring the power and beauty of space directly into classrooms. Please explore some of our success stories and consider supporting the Micro-Grant program!