Most frequent questions and answers

We believe that new innovations will be developed for colonizing Mars, and that some of these innovations will be used for improving the environment on earth. We also hope that the achievement of colonizing Mars will unite people around the world and bring relative peace.

At the moment Mars has a very thin atmosphere without oxygen, which makes it hard but not impossible for humans to survive there. In the future however, we’ll be able to terraform Mars, that is to say turn it into a second earth. We’ll be able to do this by warming the planet and introducing plants that produce oxygen. For more information, please refer to the book The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin.

The Mars Society aims for people to go to Mars within a decade.