You can make an immediate difference with your financial contribution to the FMARS program!
The station is a project of The Mars Society, a fully registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
To complete an online donation, please visit our campaign at CrowdTilt
The Mars Society is an officially registered
501(c)(3) non-profit organization
committed to responsible and
transparent financial management.
If you would like to donate by credit card, but would prefer not to use an online option, please fax the following information to (Fax # 307-459-0922), along with the specific amount you would like to contribute. Please be sure to indicate that your donation is to support FMARS.
- Credit card type (Visa, MasterCard & American Express only)
- Credit card number
- Date of expiration
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- E-mail address (optional)
To contribute to the FMARS program by check or money order, please mail your gift (made out to "The Mars Society") to:
The Mars Society
11111 W. 8th Ave, Unit A
Lakewood, CO 80215
Please be sure to indicate in the check's notes section that your donation is to support FMARS.
Donations of Supplies & Equipment
You can also donate supplies and equipment to be used at the station.
If you are considering donating a specific item from the list below, please contact us
first so that we can be sure that the item you purchase will meet the needs of the program, so that we do not duplicate purchases, and so we can discuss the logistics of getting your item to the arctic.
Items needed for FMARS 2013:
- A new kitchen stove - propane, 21"x20"x21"
- New dehumidifier - industrial-sized unit, for second floor of hab
- Large plastic water tank - for use in Hab main water supply in attic
- Data storage unit - dual redundant hard drives attached to network
- USB floppy disc drive
- HD Video Camera (hardened for outdoor shooting), storage media & batteries
- Tripod, high-end, for use with HD Camera
- Digital still cameras (six or seven, depending upon the size of the crew) - high-end, with geotagging capability (built-in GPS)
- Two-way radios & throat mics (six or seven) - military grade, for use in space suits
- Satellite dish & internet service (2nd dish for backup & increased bandwidth)
- Satellite phones (two) & minutes cards
- Fine-tune elevation adjustment knob for satellite dish
- Digital satellite finder - Acutrac 22 MKII Pro from Perfect 10 Satellite Distibuting
- GPS units - high-end Garmin units (four)
- Forerunner 310XT with premium heartrate monitor (2-5)
- ATVs (need up to 6 new vehicles, plus transportation to get them to Devon Island).
- Wind turbine with battery energy storage system
- Solar / wind powered weather station (with satellite link for remote data retrieval)
- Seismic station with remote data link
- Backpack battery chargers (for space suit backpacks)
- ELT (Emergency Locater Transmitter)
- Camp Toilet (technology TBD)
- Oxygen & other medical supplies
- Air sensors (several) - temp, humidity, CO2 levels, with internet connectivity
- Heads-up displays & wearable computers for use in space suits
- Logistical support in Resolute Bay (food, supplies, lodging - ~$15,000 per season)
- Bear bangers (24)
- Kitchen faucet and strainer
- Shower knobs
- Skillets (teflon), baking pans, cooking utensils, glass mixing bowls
- Bread makers (two)
- Waffle cooker, electric mixer, food processor (small)
- Print cartridges for HP Deskjet 3940 printer
- Paint - gray and black -rustoleum
- Weller Soldering station
- Water test kits
- Tire pumps
- Plastic tool boxes for equipment- 22x10x12
- Sponsorship of Twin-Otter flights (~$5k each flight round trip between Resolute and Devon Island, approx 5-6 flights total per season)
- Dedicated man-portable UAV (~$30k) for use by all future expeditions
- Agricultural test pod building
- Generator shed building
- Rover garage building