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Call for Volunteers
2018 Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is looking for a number of responsible volunteers to help support and manage the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for August 23-26, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center (Pasadena, California).


All volunteers who participate in the running of the Mars Society convention for at least 10 hours over the course of the four day conference will receive free entrance to the event (not including the Saturday evening banquet).

To register as a volunteer or request additional information, please contact Carie (

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From what we hear, this year’s Yuri’s Night at the Museum of Flight is going to be a big deal! Hope to see you there

Sat 7:00 PM PDTThe Museum of FlightSeattle, WA
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Mars Society Seattle members regularly attend the monthly meeting held by NSS Seattle. NSS has been doing this meeting for over 20 years, every 2nd Sunday of the month, starting at 7pm. The meeting brings together all the local space enthusiasts, activists and entrepreneurs to meet and share ideas. We typically have one or more speakers at the meeting. Free snacks and soft drinks are provided. There is no charge to attend this meeting and everybody from the public is welcome. You can find us in the Red Barn Classroom, which is in the basement of the museum. Take the elevator across from the information desk and follow the hallway to the classroom.

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Save The Date!

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention will be convened August 23-26, 2018 at the pic...turesque Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

The four-day international conference will bring together key scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, journalists and space advocates to discuss the significance of the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic developments that could impact on planning for the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.

The Pasadena Convention Center is conveniently located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area near NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and SpaceX and may be reached via the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California.

Online registration for the 2018 Mars Society Convention is now available ( Take advantage of our ‘Early Bird Special’ ticket options, and, as always, there are discounted rates for students/seniors.

Full information, including a list of plenary speakers, convention sponsorship opportunities and other relevant details, will be posted on the organization’s web site ( in the near future.

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The maiden launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is arguably the biggest thing to hit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center since the space shuttle fleet’s retirement.

Here's a great in-depth article on Falcon Heavy and what's happening today. Hopefully it doesn't explode!

First Falcon Heavy launch blends SpaceX style, raw power and the unknown February 5, 2018 Stephen Clark SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy rocket at pad 39A. Credit: SpaceXThe electric sports car shrouded inside the nose of the first Falcon Heavy rocket may conjure notions of a flight of fancy, but Space...
“I feel super optimistic. But I feel as though that optimism has no basis in fact.”

Looking forward to this! The museum is going to make this a big event this year.

Sat 7:00 PM PDTThe Museum of FlightSeattle, WA
Party · 513 people
The Falcon Heavy gets one step closer to launch.
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Remember the fallen astronauts of Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and Apollo-1, while exploring the risks and successes of space travel.

Fifteen years ago, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry and the crew was lost. Following this tragedy, lessons learned were incorporated into subsequent Shuttle missions and informed the design of NASA’s next generation spacecraft. This presentation remembers the fallen astronauts of Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia, and Apollo-1, while exploring the risks and successes of space travel.

Presented by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs.

Sat 2:00 PM PSTThe Museum of FlightSeattle, WA

Museum of Flight is holding a special evening event with speaker Elsbeth Magilton, hosted by Ladies Who Launch.

Elsbeth Magilton is the Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications law programs at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her areas of specialty include commercial space law and policy, cybersecurity and cybercrime, and national security. Elsbeth's presentation will focus on the need for more women in leadership positions in aerospace and the... technology sector, and positive, concrete steps we can take to advance our careers accordingly. She will also share aspects of commercial space/law from her experience.

Tickets: $35
includes the presentation, networking opportunities, appetizers and 1 drink ticket. A cash bar will be available. 21+ only.

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