There are several plans currently being promoted by non-government groups for getting humans to and on Mars. Here is a list with brief outlines of four such plans along with a list of reasons for going to Mars in the first place: The Many Plans for Mars (Issue #25) – Mars Society Education Forum.
The Mars Society and a dozen other space activist groups are planning a Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz on February 23rd-25th in Washington, D.C They welcome your participation : Get Involved in Mars/Space Advocacy, Participate in 2014 SEA Legislative Blitz – The Mars Society.
The 2014 Legislative Blitz comes at a time when our space program is at a crossroads, both in terms of funding and direction. The voices of the space advocacy community must be heard now as perhaps never before. The 2014 Legislative Blitz will call upon Congress to ensure that our nation’s space program is a compelling national priority.
Come join space advocates from around the country to let Congress know that there is strong constituent support for an ambitious space program. You will find this experience to be exciting and rewarding. There will be an information/training session on Sunday, February 23rd, with materials for meetings on Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th.
This event will not be successful without your help. Please JOIN US from February 23-25, 2014, so that YOUR voice can be heard. See you in Washington, D.C.