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									MARS EDUCATION CENTER
                    Proposal by the:




                     MarsHome.org
                  Info @ MarsHome.org
             888-MARS-4-US (888-627-7487)‫‏‬

            Presented by Bruce Mackenzie,
   w. Susan Martin, Georgi Petrov, Bart Leahy and others
     781-249-5437 (cell) BMackenzie @ alum.mit.edu

                 August-September, 2008

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     Mars Education Center Proposal for Mars Society
                                                                           A hands-on,
MISSION:                                                                   “Living Future History”
To allow everyone                                                          experience demonstrating
to personally                                                              that Mars Settlement is
                                                                                 -Exciting,
experience living,
                                                                                 -Desirable,
working, building                                                                -Critical, and
on Mars.                                                                         -Feasible – Today

Programs
Courses
Tours
Research Facilities
Research Demo’s
Mars Camp
School Programs
Family Visits
Special Events
Private Events




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                      Experimental Communities – Biosphere 2, Arizona & Epcot, Florida
          IMPACT of MARS Center
• Everyone can personally experience living, working, building on Mars.
• Dozens of TMS Chapters can design/build activities; borrow equipment
• Hundreds of TMS members can build habs on site, build equipment off-site
• Thousands of TMS members (*) can be tour guides, staff, researcher teams…
• Thousands of students in classes, research projects, thesis, or web classes
• Tens of thousands of global visitors can touch a Mars rover, live in a Mars Hab…
• Thousands of families can work on a Mars farm & camp in the greenhouse
• Hundreds of thousands of K-12 students may do a school project on Mars
• Millions will live near a ‘Remote Center’ or Portable Exhibit
• Millions of television viewers can say “That could be me living on Mars.”
• Billions of our Descendents could be
  living throughout the Solar System,
  earlier than otherwise
• Several future US Senators, staffers,
  a President, and many corporate
  CEO’s may have camped “on Mars”
  when in Girl Scouts.


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                  Agenda
•   What is the Mars Education Center ?
•   What does it look like ?
•   Programs / Activities ?
•   Example Structures ?
•   Cost & Schedule ?
• Why should The Mars Society build it ?



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                                           Agenda
                            Campus Layout
                            • Prototypes of Mars structures (Habs
                              or‫“‏‬Pavilions”),‫‏‬space‫‏‬craft,‫‏&‏‬
                              vehicles, that may be built on Mars
                              using various construction
                              technologies during the first 100
                              years of settlement
                            • Arranged in chronological sequence
                              starting with historical and legendary
                              visions of Mars (von Braun) and
                              moving on to automated rovers,
                              Mars Direct, ISRU methane,
                              interplanetary craft, MDRS tuna
                              habs, inflatables, greenhouses,
                              fiberglass, Underhill masonry, and
(© 2008, Mars Foundation)     more futuristic structures
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                                                                       Campus Layout
Possible MARS EDUCATION CENTER Campus
     Modeled after Hillside Settlement
        (interesting, but limited to one snapshot in time)




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                                                             Hillside Settlement
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        Hillside Settlement
                                                                 Event Rental          Classrooms




Drive Them Yourself           Help on Farm                       Gift Shop                    Hotel

       Research Demos




                                                                                      Lobby




Mars‫‏‬Camp,‫‏‬Kids’‫‏‬Sleepovers          (© 2008, Mars Foundation)                      Drive Your Own




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                                                                                Center Map
Mars Foundation Education Center
(Chronological
from Upper Left)
                                                         In-Situ Furnishing     Assembly Tent
Robotic Exploration                                                             (event rental)
Viking,‫‏‬Spirit…                                          (build your own)                                  In-Situ
(drive‫‘‏‬em‫‏‬yourself)                                                                                       Fiberglass
                         In-Situ Fuel                                                                      Horiz’l‫‏‬Hab
                                             Food Growth
                         (research                                                                         (classroom)
                                             GreenHouse
                         demo’s)             (help on farm)
                                        Repair/Recycle                                   Hillside
                                        1st Mars Homestead                               Settlement
                                        (recycle your own)                               (hotel)

      Human Exploration                                                                           KSR Red Mars
      von Braun / CfM2 /                                                                          UnderHill
      Mars Direct / DRM                                                                           (guest rooms)
      (Mars Camp,
      (kids sleepovers)
                                                    G.P. –                                        (hotel
                   Asteroid                         feel free                                     lobby)
                   Resources                        To redesign
                   (university                      layout
                   research)                                                                       Outlying Settlements
  Science Fiction                                                                                  2nd gen. Homestead
  (?avatar aliens?)                                                                                (corporate retreats)
                                                                                Phobos / Deimos
Mars Space Elevator                                                             Stations, Fuel
Inter-Planetary Trade                       LEO Tourism       Mars Exports (research demos)
(omni theater)                              Lunar Base        Reusable Shuttle
  …did‫‏‬I‫‏‬mention?‫‏‬                          Lunar Tourism (flight simulator)                                         9
  (->Gift Shop<-)                           (Virtual Reality) (© 2008, Mars Foundation)   Rovers (drive your own)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Site Map
Interiors - Mars
Some Mars structures hold analog Mars interior furnishings,
Mars equipment, Greenhouses, …




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                                                                Interiors
Interiors - Other
Others Mars-like structures will house activities, displays, education
areas, research space, demonstration areas, simulated Mars-gravity
areas, hotel rooms, function rooms, restaurants, and gift shops




 Hotel Lobby




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                                                                         Interiors
                     Formal Education Programs
• University courses (“semester abroad” => “semester out of this world”)
• Professional short courses (e.g. AIAA, Civil / Chemical Engineering
 Societies., etc.)
• High school vacation programs
• Teacher workshops
• Science fairs,
• Research demonstrations
• Astronaut “training”




                                                    (P.S.,
                                                    this is a Lunar Drag-Line Excavator,
                                                    Assembled as student project at
                                                    first ISU summer session, 1988)

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                                              Formal Education Programs
Semi-Formal Education Programs
Science Fair Projects
                        Flame in Drop-Box & Web-Cam




                                                      Kid’s Favorite – a Toilet




                                     DNA                                     14
Informal Programs
Future‫‘‏‬Living‫‏‬History'‫‏‬community,‫‏‬Public‫‏‬tours,‫‏‬Mars‫‏‬
camp, school tours, birthday parties, summer-on-the-
farm, drive a rover, teleoperate rovers, Mars hotel,
hostel, or campground sites, private events, corporate
retreats, entertainment, weddings, etc.




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                                                                 Activities
Informal Programs, cont.




                   Wooden Boat
                   Building Class…

                   Why not Space-Craft
                   Building Class
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              RESEARCH DEMOS
              (unexpected public interest
                for tours at BioSphere II)




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Experimental Communities – Biosphere 2
Fun Activities
caution - need balance of
fun … interesting … serious,
avoid being ‘just a theme park’




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                                  Fun Activities – Mars Gravity Jumping
            Space Societies’ Member Opportunities

• Participate as tourists, students, campers, volunteer guides, instructors, staff
  members, and remote staff (tele-presence guides)


• Design and construct habs, vehicles, instruments, and furnishings for Mars
  settlement


• Chapters use MEC to conduct research and contests, events, and chapters
  borrow equipment for local outreach and publicity




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                                                                    Activities
Variety of
Structures:

Test and Demonstrate
various configurations,
materials, in-situ
construction materials,
and construction
techniques

“Tuna Habs” shown




                          Construction techniques         20
                                   Variety of Tuna Habs
Hillside settlement as built on Mars,
in-situ masonry with overburden




                                      Hillside Settlement on Mars               21
                            Section Cut of Hillside Settlement Buried Masonry
…on Mars
                      Analog of Hillside settlement on Earth
                      Conventional construction of additional space




                            Hillside as part of MEC on Earth                22
           Section Cut of Analog Buried Masonry with extra function space
                         Inflatable Assembly Tent, as on Mars
                         for constructing cylinders for Mars Plains Settlement




                            Plains Settlement Concept                            23
Assembly Tent of Mars Plains Settlement using Fiberglass Cylinders
             Inflatable Assembly Tent
                         on Mars




              Inflatable Assembly Tent              24
Section of Tent in Mars Plains Settlement Concept
…on
Mars           Assembly Tent as
            Function Space on Earth




                    Plains Inflatable Tent, MEC on Earth                   25
       Analog of Assembly Tent, for Activities, Contests, Function Space
More Structures:
Test and Demonstrate
Other configurations
Horizontal Habs / fiberglass shown




                                     Construction techniques            26
                                          Horizontal pressure vessels
                   Analog Horizontal Cylinder Habs
As bullt on Mars           as a Classroom on Earth

                    (hummm…. You noticed it does not look ‘finished’
                       Join the project and help open a new world,
                        Architects, all Engineers, Admin, Funders,
                    Writers, Researchers, Admin, … everyone can help)




                                                                        27
 Demonstrations
of “UNDERHILL”
MASONRY at MDRS
   (P.S. use robots)




                       Construction techniques        28
                               Leaning Arch Masonry
Inflatable HABS


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                  Inflatable Habs – Constance & Georgi
ADAPTIVE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS




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        Construction Techniques
         Precedents
                  Existing
        Education,‫“‏‬Living‫‏‬History”,‫‏‬
Entertainment, and Research / Demo Centers
           with multiple activities




                             Mars Education Center     31
                                          Precedents
                                           (FUTURE) LIVING
                                               HISTORY




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Living History Museum - Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts
                          EXPERIENCE
                            LIVING
                             AND
                           WORKING
                              ON
                             MARS

                       (or 1800’s Bulgaria)




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Living History Museum – Etura, Bulgaria
                            A PLACE TO EXPLORE,
                                LEARN, AND
                              SHARE MEMORIES
                                    OF A
                              MARS EXPERIENCE




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Living History Museum - Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
                               INTERACTIVE
                               EDUCATION
                               AND
                               RESEARCH
                               FACILITY




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Experimental Communities - Arcosanti, Arizona
     Finances: Major Initial Sources

$500K to $2M each   - for each of 4 to 8
                    “Mars‫‏‬Analog‫‏‬Habs‫‏/‏‬Pavilions“
                      built or paid for by the corresponding corporate sponsors

      $1M to $3M    - Land
                      purchased & held by civic organization, donor, city government; or on campus

            $2M+    - University sponsorships and/or alumni donations (optional)
        $0 to $3M   - Government equipment loans, in-kind, and grants
                               city & state grants / tax incentives, DoE, DoT, DoX, NASA, ...

        $2 to $3M   - Private donations via non-profit organizations
    $0.5M - $1M+    - Corporate investment or mortgage for services & gift shop
      $0 to $10M+   - Corporate investment for hotel & function space (optional)


         ± $10 M    Minimum Total (flexible, $20 M to 40 M would be better)

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                                                                       Estimated Cost
Revenue Streams
- General admissions
- Food, beverage sales
- Accommodations (hotel, hostel, campground sites)
- MEC-related merchandise; at on-site shop, other shops (Discover Store, online)
- Corporate sponsorships and licensing (sponsored buildings, merchandise tie-ins-Mars Happy Meal)
- Donations by visitors, members, or via non-profit organizations, in-kind donations
- Group Sales – bus tours, school groups, long-distance field trips (with overnights), science camps,
engineering camps, backstage tours
- Memberships
- Member-only content on MEC website
- Symposia with national broadcast or link multiple sites for “global” conference
- Niche market rentals – weddings, science camps (for adults), Mars Society conventions, corporate
meetings/conferences, “Martian for a Day” program, professional training courses, teacher programs.
-Corporate Education grants, such as to sponsor youth group programs
- Corporate Research grants for specific technical research

- University partners running academic research programs at MEC, Scientist In Residence programs
- Tuition for professional courses, and ‘semester abroad’ programs on-site

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                                                                             Revenue Streams
                             Tentative Schedule
1.   Business plan, finances, potential sponsor info, requirements, architectural
     sketches, and fundraising materials (4-8 months)


2.   Site Selection & Funding: site finance plan, site layout plans, corporate
     funding agreements, and media / publicity (12 months, partial overlap)


3.   Construction Documents & permits (6+ months)


4.   Construction, two new Pavilions finished each year (9-18 months each)


5.   Phased Opening, first three Pavilions open to public (3-4+ years)


6.   Expansion, new Pavilions; Portable and Remote facilities (Ongoing)


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                                                                    Schedule
Schedule Chart
1.    Business plan
2.    Site selection
3.    Construction documents
4.    Construction
5.    Keys to the Mars city
6.    Expansion

     Phase               Months                                      Years
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
     Planning
     Mobile Structures
       Design &
       Development
       Installation
     Fixed Structures
       Analysis
       Design
       Implementation

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                                                                     Schedule Chart
(repeat)                                                                        (repeat)

              IMPACT of MARS Center
    • Everyone can personally experience living, working, building on Mars.
    • Dozens of TMS Chapters can design/build activities; borrow equipment
    • Hundreds of TMS members can build habs on site, build equipment off-site
    • Thousands of TMS members (*) can be tour guides, staff, researcher teams…
    • Thousands of students in classes, research projects, thesis, or web classes
    • Tens of thousands of global visitors can touch a Mars rover, live in a Mars Hab…
    • Thousands of families can work on a Mars farm & camp in the greenhouse
    • Hundreds of thousands of K-12 students may do a school project on Mars
    • Millions will live near a ‘Remote Center’ or Portable Exhibit
    • Millions of television viewers can say “That could be me living on Mars.”
    • Billions of our Descendents could be
      living throughout the Solar System,
      earlier than otherwise
    • Several future US Senators, staffers,
      a President, and many corporate
      CEO’s may have camped “on Mars”
      when in Girl Scouts.


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     Benefit to Space Groups
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
                                                            --Chinese proverb

The Mars Education Center:
• Builds‫‏‬upon‫‏‬the‫‏‬Mars‫‏‬Society’s‫‏‬Earth-based Mars research stations
• The‫‏‬experience‫‏‬of‫‏‬building‫‏‬a‫“‏‬Mars‫‏‬Settlement”‫‏‬on‫‏‬Earth‫‏‬will‫‏‬be‫‏‬documented‫‏‬
  in order to contribute to the design of future Mars settlements
• Educates the public about Mars
• Offers:
    – Revenue streams for Space Groups and The Mars Foundation to continue
      funding The Mars Education Center as well as missions and other initiatives
    – Venue for Mars related events, major announcements, demonstrations, and
      competitions
    – Highly visible location for sharing Mars settlement ideas
    – Site for public to learn about Mars science done by spacecraft and rovers
    – Immersive opportunity for students and educators to experience a real-life
      example of a Mars settlement
    – Hands-on activities and other learning opportunities that help students meet
      national science, math, and technology standards


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                                                                       Benefits
                     The Mars Foundation
                        Design Team

• Bruce Mackenzie, Concepts
• Georgi Petrov, Chief Architect
• Adam Burch, Bryan Versteeg, John Wentworth, Rikard
  Lundstedt, Team Sweden, CAD and Arch. Design
• Bart Leahy, Technical Writer and Editor
• Susan Holden Martin, Writer and Editor
• Gary Fisher, contributed to earlier concepts

 The Mars Foundation thanks Georgi Petrov, Phil Smith and Carter Emmart,
  NASA, Mars Society/MDRS for the use of their images in this presentation.


               Thank you to all who participated.
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Mars Education Center
Conclusion
  •   A hands-on, “future living history” experience
      demonstrating that Mars settlement is
       – Exciting,
       – Desirable,
       – Critical, and
       – Feasible – Today
  •   Demonstration of equipment and structures/pavilions that may be built on Mars
       – Historical and current visions of Mars, from von Braun to Kim Stanley
           Robinson, Robert Zubrin, DRM, industry proposals
  •   Site for formal education, special programs, space-related events
  •   Research area, Location for Research Demos & Contests
  •   Estimated cost: $10 million (additional funding increases the potential)
  •   First pavilions open in 3-4 years, continues to grow

  •   New, public venue for sharing Mars Society ideas and educating the public

  Contact:    Info@MarsHome.org 888-MARS-4-US (888-627-7487)‫‏‬
             Bruce Mackenzie BMackenzie@alum.mit.edu 781-249-5437

                                       Questions?     Mars Education Center           43
                                                                        Conclusion
(conclusion)                                                                       (conclusion)
  (repeat)
               Impact of MARS Education Center                                       (repeat)



       • Everyone can personally experience living, working, building on Mars.
       • Dozens of TMS Chapters can design/build activities; borrow equipment
       • Hundreds of TMS members can build habs on site, build equipment off-site
       • Thousands of TMS members (*) can be tour guides, staff, researcher teams…
       • Thousands of students in classes, research projects, thesis, or web classes
       • Tens of thousands of global visitors can touch a Mars rover, live in a Mars Hab…
       • Thousands of families can work on a Mars farm & camp in the greenhouse
       • Hundreds of thousands of K-12 students may do a school project on Mars
       • Millions will live near a ‘Remote Center’ or Portable Exhibit
       • Millions of television viewers can say “That could be me living on Mars.”
       • Billions of our Descendents could be
         living throughout the Solar System,
         earlier than otherwise
       • Several future US Senators, staffers,
         a President, and many corporate
         CEO’s may have camped “on Mars”
         when in Girl Scouts.

                         Info@MarsHome.org 888-MARS-4-US (888-627-7487)
                        Bruce Mackenzie BMackenzie@alum.mit.edu 781-249-5437
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BACKUP SLIDES




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The Mars Foundation Design Team                       QUAD CHART – The Mars Project Challenge                               Date: May 25, 2008
Mars Education Center (MEC)
                                                                                  Mission: Demonstrate exciting, desirable, and feasible Mars settlement today.
                                                                                  Informal Programs: Public tours, 'living history' community, Mars camp,
                                                                                  school tours, birthday parties, summer-on-the-farm, drive a rover, teleoperate
                                                                                  rovers, Mars hotel, hostel, or campground sites, private events, corporate
                                                                                  retreats, entertainment, weddings, etc.
                                                                                  Formal Education: University‫‏‬courses‫“(‏‬semester‫‏‬abroad”),‫‏‬professional‫‏‬
                                                                                  short courses (e.g. AIAA, chemical, environmental, civil eng., etc.), high
                                                                                  school summer programs, science fairs, teacher workshops, research
                                                                                  demonstrations,‫‏‬astronaut‫“‏‬training.”
                                                                                  Engage the Media: Provide a realistic, prototype Mars settlement as a
                                                                                  backdrop for documentaries, press releases, news, movies, and TV shows.
                                                                                  Showcase the technologies needed to live, work, and explore Mars.
                                                                                  Engage Mars Society Members & Chapters: Offer opportunities to
                                                                                  participate as tourists, students, campers, teleoperators, volunteer guides,
                                                                                  instructors, staff members, and remote staff (tele-presence guides). Allow
                                                                                  them to observe or participate in design/construction of habs, vehicles,
                                                                                  instruments, and furnishings for Mars settlement. Let chapters use MEC to
                                                                                  conduct research and contests, and engage in local publicity efforts.

Technical Approach:                                                               Minimum, Rough Cost:
“Mars Settlement” Exterior View: MEC comprises multiple Mars equipment            $500K to $2M each: 4 to 8 Pavilions, owned by corporate sponsors
and‫‏‬structures‫(‏‬or‫“‏‬Pavilions”)‫‏‬as‫‏‬may‫‏‬be‫‏‬built‫‏‬on‫‏‬Mars‫‏‬using‫‏‬various‫‏‬            $1M to $3M - Land, purchased and owned by a civic org, donor, or city
construction technologies during the first 100 years of settlement. Arranged in   $2M+ - University sponsorships and/or alumni donations (optional)
chronological sequence starting with historical and legendary visions of Mars     $0 to $3M - Gov’t.‫‏‬equipment‫‏‬loans‫‏‬and‫‏‬grants:‫‏‬local,‫‏‬agricultural,‫‏‬NASA,‫‏‬etc.
(von Braun) and moving on to automated rovers, Mars Direct, ISRU methane,         $2 to $3M - Private donations via non-profit organizations
interplanetary craft, MDRS tuna habs, inflatables, greenhouses, fiberglass,       $500K to $1M+ - Corporate investment or mortgage for food svc. & gift shop
Underhill masonry, etc. Terrestrial objects minimized to give visitors an         $0 to $10M+ - Corporate investment for hotel and function space (optional)
immersive experience.                                                             Minimum Total ±$10M
Interiors: Some Mars structures hold interior furnishings like those on Mars.     Operation Funding: tickets, accommodations revenue, Pavilion sponsors,
Others will house activities, displays, education areas, simulated Mars-gravity   donations, research grants and rentals, educational scholarships, volunteers
areas, hotel rooms, function rooms, restaurants, and gift shops.                  Schedule / Deliverables:
Sponsored Pavilions are constructed, maintained, and named by major               1. (4-8 months) Business plan, finances, potential sponsor info, requirements,
corporate sponsors. A portion of the interior of each sponsored pavilion is       architectural sketches, and fundraising materials
devoted to corporate functions or research by the sponsor, or staffed by          2. (12 months, partial overlap) Site selection, site finance plan, site layout
sponsor personnel.                                                                plans, corporate funding agreements, and media / publicity
Comparisons of Earth-side environmental technologies are demonstrated,            3. (6+ months) Construction documents, permits
along with semi-closed recycling for Mars, and totally closed recycling for       4. (9-18 months each) Construction, two new Pavilions finished each year
Luna, L5, and asteroids.                                                          5. (3-4+ years) Keys to the Mars city, first three Pavilions open to public
Later add mockup of Earth-Mars transfer craft, landing craft, ascent rocket,      6. (Ongoing) Expansion, new Pavilions; traveling and remote facilities
Ares launcher, lunar, LEO, asteroid, and cycler stations.                         Team Contact Information: The Mars Foundation: Bruce Mackenzie or 46
                                                                                  Susan Martin, 102 Sanborn Lane, Reading, MA 01867; Phone: 888-Mars-4-
                                                                                  Us (888-627-7487); E-mail: Info@MarsHome.org
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      The Mars Education Center
                - What You Should Know
• A hands-on,‫“‏‬living‫‏‬future‫‏‬history”‫‏‬experience‫‏‬demonstrating‫‏‬that‫‏‬
  Mars Settlement is Exciting, Desirable, Critical, and Feasible –
  Today
• Demonstration of equipment and structures/pavilions that may be
  built on Mars
    – Historical and legendary visions of Mars, from von Braun to Kim Stanley
      Robinson and Robert Zubrin
• Site for formal education and space-related events
• Estimated cost: $10 million (with more money allowing for bigger
  visions)
• First pavilions open in 3-4 years, with additional structures added as
  needed and as funding becomes available
• New, public venue for sharing Mars Society ideas and educating the
  public about Mars



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                                                              Summary
     THE MARS EXPERIENCE
• A place for everyone to experience living on Mars.
• Hundreds of members can build habitats.
• The MEC campus will provide students access to and
  participation in projects related to ongoing Mars
  science and research.
• Tens of thousands of global visitors can experience
  living and working on Mars.
• Millions of television viewers will see what living
  and working on Mars could be like.


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