To Solve Earth Problems - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


Kapoor: Leveraging Mars to solve immediate problems on Earth

The journey to Mars has two main and connected road blocks, financial and political. With these solved all engineering and human problems can be overcome. The difficulty is that nearly all the rewards from the project are far in the future. Arahanga Space is a project to solve for this and enable a multi-party race to Mars. We are a non-state non-American team based in New Zealand. Our team is composed of women engineers and professionals from all over the globe. We propose to send some humans to Mars as quickly as possible using Mars Direct scaled up to a Sea Dragon style launcher. We propose to fund this by creating reality/documentary shows and social media in near real time, originated as 12 different regional language streams. By presenting the drama of women doing had engineering under pressure, and presenting it in localized ways, we can use the Journey to Mars to elevate the position of women globally and simultaneously ease racial animosity globally. The demand for such a show, with its branding and sponsorship should handily fund the development of the full technology stack and mission costs. Additionally it will motivate the funding of competing missions by elevating the profile of Space exploration.

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

You can register on the main website After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at using code "TakingFlight".

More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958

This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.

The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.