This Way to Mars

By The Martian Trust

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This Way To Mars

Project 2017-07-06 12:16:56 +1200

Globally, if space enthusiasts act together, we can buy a self-sustaining, life-science station on Mars. New Zealand is the ideal place to headquarter the organisation to make it so. The Martian Trust is that organisation. 

The Key: Space enthusiasts must be engaged in the effort to imagine, define, and build the life-science station if they are to provide their money. The effort must be theirs, not something they hear about or are asked to support and then leave to others.

The Way: Connect the storytelling of millions – what we already do and pay for – to the decisions that make the station happen. 

The Immediate Task: Register a core membership of individuals who see the potential of The Martian Trust and whose engagement with each other demonstrates that the potential is real.

The Martian Trust is ready for it's core membership, and New Zealand space enthusiasts have the chance to be the first of that core and to help welcome the world later this year.

This Way to Mars is the New Zealand piece of a membership drive to reach 100,000 global members by April 2018. Minimum success of This Way to Mars will be reached at 100 early Kiwi members. Runaway success will be anything above 500. The membership drive is paired with this PledgeMe campaign, which offers special privileges and prizes to early New Zealand members.

The membership site is here: This Way to Mars 

General information is here: The Martian Trust 

Domed Settlement

The Martian Trust is an incorporated charitable trust board (NZ company number 2627931). Four temporary trustees comprise the current board and they have been assisted by a group of advisers to bring The Martian Trust to this point. Ten Founding Trustees will replace the temporary trustees by April 2018. One of these ten will be a New Zealander, nominated and elected by the early members who join during This Way to Mars. (Details on current trustees and Founding Trustees can be found in the FAQ section of the general information website and the Governance category of the blog on the This Way to Mars website.)

Life on Mars is life that might have evolved there, life that might still live there, and life we might take there. These various views of life on Mars are connected – while discovering whether Mars had and has life, we’ll discover if and how Mars can host Earth life, including humans. 

All space enthusiasts are bound by a common wonder and there are enough of us to buy the self-sustaining, life-science station on Mars that we will collectively imagine through The Martian Trust.

Please take a look at This Way to Mars. We can make the future. Join us!

 

Here are some photos of the special issue clothing that will only be available to early NZ members: 

Ladies' T-ShirtMen's T-Shirt

HoodieHoodie

JacketLadies' Jacket

Ladies' TrenchNZ version of Trust Logo, Embroidered

This Way to Mars Logo, T-Shirt OnlyEmbroidery Closeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updates 2

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You can now comment and write on our blog

20/08/2017 at 12:50 PM

Hi there!

 

Those of you whose pledges include commenting on or authoring posts on the This Way to Mars (TWtM) blog, now have it!

Log in at martiantrust.org/thiswaytomars/ to get involved in the conversation :)

 

If you haven't yet registered, you can register for TWtM and the blog at martiantrust.org/thiswaytomars/user/register, and we'll get you authorised to join the convo ASAP.

 

Don't forget to tell all your friends and family about us! The bigger this network of awesome people is, the better.

 

Much love,

The TWtM team

    Pledgers 34

    Mohawk Media
    2017-08-11 16:49:17 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-10 05:40:29 +1200
    Kristian Spencer
    2017-08-09 20:35:05 +1200

    "Fingers crossed! not another Mars One hopefully! "

    Jill Marriage
    2017-08-09 07:11:24 +1200

    "!"

    Nik Vasilic
    2017-08-08 15:35:30 +1200
    Glenn Palmer
    2017-08-07 07:34:56 +1200
    Chris Mackerell
    2017-08-06 18:47:26 +1200
    Logan Hall
    2017-08-06 18:15:14 +1200

    "Awesome campaign guys, hope it's successful and we can get to mars within the next 10-20 years"

    Eliza Bennett
    2017-08-04 14:48:31 +1200
    Marilyn Head
    2017-08-04 11:10:41 +1200
    Brendon
    2017-08-03 19:44:03 +1200
    Louise Anne
    2017-08-02 23:27:37 +1200
    Lawrence Timberlake
    2017-08-02 10:40:47 +1200

    "We humans must soon decide whether our technology will lead us to our doom, or lead us to the stars which gave us life."

    Peter Hyde
    2017-08-01 15:59:27 +1200
    Kahu Whanau
    2017-08-01 14:49:50 +1200
    Aaron Davidson
    2017-08-01 13:31:54 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-01 10:52:12 +1200
    Sue Barker
    2017-08-01 09:58:51 +1200
    S Heke
    2017-08-01 09:49:56 +1200

    "Cydonia pics please ;)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-01 09:34:44 +1200
    Liam Donald
    2017-08-01 09:32:26 +1200

    "Best of luck. Great idea!"

    Lachlan Philipson
    2017-08-01 09:16:07 +1200
    Neil English
    2017-08-01 09:10:06 +1200
    Marlon
    2017-08-01 08:41:07 +1200
    Peter Bromley
    2017-08-01 08:08:22 +1200
    Kelly
    2017-08-01 07:48:42 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-08-01 07:40:39 +1200

    "Great to be an early part of this dream. Good luck to all"

    Tania Willis
    2017-08-01 07:21:35 +1200
    Mike Kay
    2017-08-01 06:30:12 +1200
    Cameron McPhail
    2017-08-01 05:59:39 +1200

    "Yes please to all of this. Long term thinking for the win. Need nerds in space."

    Followers 2

    Followers of This Way to Mars

    This Way To Mars

    Project 2017-07-06 12:16:56 +1200

    Globally, if space enthusiasts act together, we can buy a self-sustaining, life-science station on Mars. New Zealand is the ideal place to headquarter the organisation to make it so. The Martian Trust is that organisation. 

    The Key: Space enthusiasts must be engaged in the effort to imagine, define, and build the life-science station if they are to provide their money. The effort must be theirs, not something they hear about or are asked to support and then leave to others.

    The Way: Connect the storytelling of millions – what we already do and pay for – to the decisions that make the station happen. 

    The Immediate Task: Register a core membership of individuals who see the potential of The Martian Trust and whose engagement with each other demonstrates that the potential is real.

    The Martian Trust is ready for it's core membership, and New Zealand space enthusiasts have the chance to be the first of that core and to help welcome the world later this year.

    This Way to Mars is the New Zealand piece of a membership drive to reach 100,000 global members by April 2018. Minimum success of This Way to Mars will be reached at 100 early Kiwi members. Runaway success will be anything above 500. The membership drive is paired with this PledgeMe campaign, which offers special privileges and prizes to early New Zealand members.

    The membership site is here: This Way to Mars 

    General information is here: The Martian Trust 

    Domed Settlement

    The Martian Trust is an incorporated charitable trust board (NZ company number 2627931). Four temporary trustees comprise the current board and they have been assisted by a group of advisers to bring The Martian Trust to this point. Ten Founding Trustees will replace the temporary trustees by April 2018. One of these ten will be a New Zealander, nominated and elected by the early members who join during This Way to Mars. (Details on current trustees and Founding Trustees can be found in the FAQ section of the general information website and the Governance category of the blog on the This Way to Mars website.)

    Life on Mars is life that might have evolved there, life that might still live there, and life we might take there. These various views of life on Mars are connected – while discovering whether Mars had and has life, we’ll discover if and how Mars can host Earth life, including humans. 

    All space enthusiasts are bound by a common wonder and there are enough of us to buy the self-sustaining, life-science station on Mars that we will collectively imagine through The Martian Trust.

    Please take a look at This Way to Mars. We can make the future. Join us!

     

    Here are some photos of the special issue clothing that will only be available to early NZ members: 

    Ladies' T-ShirtMen's T-Shirt

    HoodieHoodie

    JacketLadies' Jacket

    Ladies' TrenchNZ version of Trust Logo, Embroidered

    This Way to Mars Logo, T-Shirt OnlyEmbroidery Closeup

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    You can now comment and write on our blog

    20/08/2017 at 12:50 PM

    Hi there!

     

    Those of you whose pledges include commenting on or authoring posts on the This Way to Mars (TWtM) blog, now have it!

    Log in at martiantrust.org/thiswaytomars/ to get involved in the conversation :)

     

    If you haven't yet registered, you can register for TWtM and the blog at martiantrust.org/thiswaytomars/user/register, and we'll get you authorised to join the convo ASAP.

     

    Don't forget to tell all your friends and family about us! The bigger this network of awesome people is, the better.

     

    Much love,

    The TWtM team

      Mohawk Media
      2017-08-11 16:49:17 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-10 05:40:29 +1200
      Kristian Spencer
      2017-08-09 20:35:05 +1200

      "Fingers crossed! not another Mars One hopefully! "

      Jill Marriage
      2017-08-09 07:11:24 +1200

      "!"

      Nik Vasilic
      2017-08-08 15:35:30 +1200
      Glenn Palmer
      2017-08-07 07:34:56 +1200
      Chris Mackerell
      2017-08-06 18:47:26 +1200
      Logan Hall
      2017-08-06 18:15:14 +1200

      "Awesome campaign guys, hope it's successful and we can get to mars within the next 10-20 years"

      Eliza Bennett
      2017-08-04 14:48:31 +1200
      Marilyn Head
      2017-08-04 11:10:41 +1200
      Brendon
      2017-08-03 19:44:03 +1200
      Louise Anne
      2017-08-02 23:27:37 +1200
      Lawrence Timberlake
      2017-08-02 10:40:47 +1200

      "We humans must soon decide whether our technology will lead us to our doom, or lead us to the stars which gave us life."

      Peter Hyde
      2017-08-01 15:59:27 +1200
      Kahu Whanau
      2017-08-01 14:49:50 +1200
      Aaron Davidson
      2017-08-01 13:31:54 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-01 10:52:12 +1200
      Sue Barker
      2017-08-01 09:58:51 +1200
      S Heke
      2017-08-01 09:49:56 +1200

      "Cydonia pics please ;)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-01 09:34:44 +1200
      Liam Donald
      2017-08-01 09:32:26 +1200

      "Best of luck. Great idea!"

      Lachlan Philipson
      2017-08-01 09:16:07 +1200
      Neil English
      2017-08-01 09:10:06 +1200
      Marlon
      2017-08-01 08:41:07 +1200
      Peter Bromley
      2017-08-01 08:08:22 +1200
      Kelly
      2017-08-01 07:48:42 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-08-01 07:40:39 +1200

      "Great to be an early part of this dream. Good luck to all"

      Tania Willis
      2017-08-01 07:21:35 +1200
      Mike Kay
      2017-08-01 06:30:12 +1200
      Cameron McPhail
      2017-08-01 05:59:39 +1200

      "Yes please to all of this. Long term thinking for the win. Need nerds in space."

      Followers of This Way to Mars

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 19/09/2017 at 12:00 PM.