The Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah.


Looking for an opportunity to be involved at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) next field season?  

See below for the application for the 2014-15 MDRS crew rotations.  We are also always looking MDRS Mission Support volunteers. 




2014-15 Field Season Itinerary

October (Dates TBD)  MDRS Refit Work Visit

Nov. 1 – Nov. 16       MDRS Crew 142 - Mars Arctic 365 - Team Finalist #1 (Organized by Dr. Robert Zubrin)

Nov. 15 – Nov. 30     MDRS Crew 143 - Mars Arctic 365 - Team Finalist #2 (Organized by Dr. Robert Zubrin)

Nov. 29 – Dec. 14     MDRS Crew 144 - Mars Arctic 365 - Team Finalist #3 (Organized by Dr. Robert Zubrin)

Dec. 13 – Dec. 28     MDRS Crew 145 - Mars without Borders (Commander Dr. Susan Jewell)

Dec. 27 – Jan. 11      MDRS Crew 146 - Mars Society Crew (Commander Nick Orenstein)

Jan. 10 – Jan. 25       MDRS Crew 147 - Team ISU (Commander Romain Charles)

Jan. 24 – Feb. 8        MDRS Crew 148 - Team RAR-2 (Commander Lucie Poulet)

Feb. 7 – Feb. 22       MDRS Crew 149 - Tharsis Project (Commander Paul Bakken)

Feb. 21 – Mar. 15     MDRS Crew 150 - Team Peru (3 week rotation) (Organized by Dr. Alexander Diaz)

Mar. 15 – Mar. 29     MDRS Crew 151 - International Emerging Space Leaders (ERUA, Supaero, York)

Mar. 28 – Apr. 12     MDRS Crew 152 - Lonestar Highlanders (Organized by Dr. April Andreas)

Apr. 11 – Apr. 26     MDRS Crew 153 - Mission to Mars UCL (Commander Bastien Mathurin)

May 16 – May 23     MDRS Crew 155 - Mars Medical Analog Team (Commander Dr. Sarah Blythe-Ballard)

May 24                    MDRS Open House


Previous Season: 2013-2014 Field Season  |   Prior Seasons

Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in the 2014 University Rover Challenge May 29th - 31st! Check out the URC 2014 Images.