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Mars Society of Canada membership

The Mars Society of Canada (MSC) is a membership-driven, federal not-for-profit. We advocate for the exploration of Mars, including human missions and eventually settlement efforts. MSC is an all-volunteer group and our sole source of financial resources is through membership dues and donations!

By joining as a member of The Mars Society of Canada, you will be directly supporting our efforts in public education and outreach, political advocacy, and research activities. The time for our species to spread to new worlds has arrived, and your support helps us to pursue that bold and hopeful vision.

Examples of how membership dues are used include:
– Educational programmes and materials on space exploration, Canada’s participation in space-based activities and Mars related curricula
– Outreach activities designed to engage and inspire the youth and general public
– Political advocacy for increased Canadian involvement and funding for space exploration efforts
– Research initiatives, Mars simulation training activities and grant programs designed to provide theoretical and practical advancements in the human exploration of Mars.


What are the membership benefits?

Membership Benefits Mars Society of Canada
Mars surface image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

MSC T-shirt (all plans): All membership plans include a MSC t-shirt. Printed on Gildan, high-quality 100% cotton shirts, the front features the MSC logo, and the rear features the logo and MSC title.

Mars Soil Simulant (some plans): 3-year and lifetime plans also include a 20g high-quality glass vial of laboratory-grade Mars simulant regolith, with a 90% chemical match to the martian surface.

Membership Card (all plans): All members receive a premium glossy MSC membership card which includes their name and member number, and provides discounted and priority access to all MSC organized events.

Framed HD Mars Satellite Imagery (lifetime only): The lifetime membership plan also includes 3 breathtaking HD images taken of the Martian surface by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Colourful, tasteful, and vibrant, these framed images make for excellent wall decor (image + matte dimensions of 11″ x 14″).

Voting Privileges (lifetime only): Members purchasing lifetime plans are also offered voting privileges at general meetings of the Mars Society of Canada. Lifetime members are therefore given the chance to directly steer MSC strategy and activities.

Supporting the future growth of our species: Most importantly, all members of the Mars Society of Canada can take pride in the fact that they are providing support for the future of humanity in space. Every new member is joining in a remarkable journey for Canada, and for humanity as a whole.


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    Please select one of the following membership options to join the Mars Society of Canada!
    Includes a Mars Society of Canada t-shirt and membership card.
    Includes a Mars Society of Canada t-shirt, a vial of Mars simulant and a membership card.
    Includes a Mars Society of Canada t-shirt and membership card. Must be full time in an accredited institution or over 65 years of age.
    Includes a Mars Society of Canada t-shirt, a vial of Mars simulant and a membership card. Must be full time in an accredited institution or over 65 years of age.
    Includes voting privileges at general member meetings, a Mars Society of Canada t-shirt, a vial of Mars simulant, a membership card and 3 framed pieces of Mars related art.

To proceed with membership: Click ‘Register‘ above to continue to payment once you’ve filled in your information and selected a plan.

All payments are secure and made through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account, and credit cards are accepted.