Mars Society Seeks Volunteers for 1-Year Mission in Canadian Arctic

FMARS (Credit: Mars Society)
FMARS (Credit: Mars Society)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (Mars Society PR) — The Mars Society is seeking six volunteers to participate as members of the crew of the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) during an extended simulation of human Mars exploration operations on Devon Island in northern Canada (August 2014 through July 2015).

As currently planned, the crew will consist of four individuals chosen primarily for their skills as field scientists in areas including geology, geochemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, and paleontology. Two additional crew members will be chosen primarily for their skills in engineering areas. The ability of crew members to support both roles is considered a strong plus.


The Schedule for The Space Show This Week…

David Livingston will interview the following guests this week on The Space Show….

1. Monday, August 31, 2009; This is a taped interview from SmallSat featuring Paul Lithgow, President, Comtech AeroAstro.

2. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT: There is no program this evening as I am at the National Space Policy meetings in Washington, DC.

3. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT : We welcome back Dr. Pat Hynes of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium to discuss the upcoming Personal Spaceflight Symposium in Las Cruces, NM Oct. 21-22, 2009.

4. Sunday, Sept. 6,, 2009, 12-1:30 PM PDT: We welcome back Brian Shiro to discuss his recent experiences at Devon Island.

4Frontiers to Lead Devon Island Mars Simulation Effort



4Frontiers Corporation, a NewSpace technology, entertainment & education company, is pleased to announce that it is spearheading this summer’s expedition to the Mars Society’s Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic.