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Mars Society Selected to Receive $1 Million from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future

14 Jul 2021, 15:58 UTC
Mars Society Selected to Receive $1 Million from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future
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Today, the Mars Society was selected to receive a $1 million grant from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future. This generous grant will allow us to expand all of our activities, including conferences, publications, STEM outreach, engineering competitions, and student participation as crew members at our Mars analog research stations, helping us to learn how best to explore the Red Planet by engaging in comparable field exploration in some of the most Mars-like environments on Earth.

“Our recent auction for the first seat on New Shepard resulted in a donation of $28 million to our non-profit foundation, Club for the Future,” said Bob Smith, Blue Origin CEO. “This donation is enabling Club for the Future to rapidly expand its reach by partnering with 19 organizations to develop and inspire the next generation of space professionals. Our generation will build the road to space and these efforts will ensure the next generation is ready to go even further.”

“The Mars Society is extremely happy and thankful to receive this wonderful contribution from Blue Origin and the Club for the Future,” said Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin. “We intend to put it to work by bringing the challenge of the ...

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