Mars Society of Philadelphia

The region’s home for space news

We need your help to share the journey to the Red Planet.

We are a local chapter of The Mars Society dedicated to connecting Professionals, Academics, Students, and Enthusiasts in the Broader Philadelphia region. Our area has played a quiet but important part in the history of space exploration and we want to help that continue into the future.

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Meet the Community

Watch and chat with experts from the region and beyond who are on the forefront of space habitation.

Volunteer Opportunities

From student groups to community programs, there are a number of ways to get involved in the journey to space.

Check out these opportunities to volunteer with the next season of MDRS

Develop the Future

Get involved with design and development projects that can contribute to next stage of space technology.

Join us at our virtual meetings

We hold virtual meetings that are free and open to everyone. Come and hear about the news of the week and chat with the community about the ongoing journey. Follow along on YouTube or join the conversation via Facebook or Meetup.

Are you working to get to Mars?

We are uniting our resources around this challenge, and we are combining our resources and asks to make it easy for people to support their communities.

Becoming a Martian

Ever been deep sea diving? How about sky diving? А ты готовишь по русски? These are just a few of the skills and experiences you’ll need to get on NASA’s manifest, but what is Elon requiring? Join us Thursday July 15th for our weekly meeting. This week’s topic is a look into what it takes…

“Mars poses a critical test for the human race. How well we handle it will determine whether we remain a single planet–constrained species or become spacefarers with the whole universe open before us.”

– Robert Zubrin Founder, The Mars Society