Meetings

WHEN

January through October, the last Sunday of the month at 6:30pm.

We sometimes meet in November and December, depending on schedules and holiday plans.

LOCATION

We used to meet at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Plano, until their unfortunate demise.

We have a new home at Norma’s Cafe near Central Expressway and 15th street in Plano, TX. The address is .

However, we have also met at the Outback Steakhouse nearby, so please subscribe to the low volume mailing list of the Dallas Mars Society.

SUBJECTS OF DISCUSSION

Subjects of discussion vary with each meeting. The format is informal, so you can participate as much or as little as you like. Feel free to come only with questions and curiosity.

NOTES

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Ninth International Mars Society Convention Success

Aug. 07, 2006

The Ninth International Mars Society Convention, held in Washington DC August 3-6, 2006 was a great success. Over 400 people attended. Speakers included NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Scott Horowitz, NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs Brian Chase, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Space Telescope Science Institute Director Matt Mountain, former NASA Mars Exploration program Director Scott Hubbard, Mars Society President Robert Zubrin, Australian Astronaut Andy Thomas, leading exobiologists Chris McKay and Penelope Boston, NSS Executive Director George Whitesides, Space Adventures Vice President Chris Faranetta, and over a hundred others.

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August 2006 Chapter Meeting

The next meeting of the Dallas Chapter of the Mars Society will be Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 6:30PM at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Plano, at the northwest corner of Central Expressway and 15th St. The main topic of the meeting will be a rundown of the Mars Society Conference in Washington D.C.

Our members are space advocates and space enthusiasts from Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Arlington, Fort Worth, and all over the DFW Metroplex and North Texas. The Mars Society advocates human exploration of the Red Planet, for the purposes of science, exploration, and settlement.

The Dallas Chapter is working on several activities, including education and awareness outreach, political activities, and planning the “Mars and Beyond” track of the International Space Development Conference 2007 in Dallas, TX.

About

This is the website for the Dallas / DFW chapter of The Mars Society. The local chapter was formed in September 2003 with 5 members, and has grown to more than 10 members at each monthly meeting.

Our members are space advocates and space enthusiasts from Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Arlington, Fort Worth, and all over the DFW Metroplex and North Texas. The Mars Society advocates human exploration of the Red Planet, for the purposes of science, exploration, and settlement.

The Dallas Chapter is working on several activities, including education and awareness outreach, political activities, but is primarily focused right now on hosting the 14th Annual International Mars Society Convention on August 4th Р7th, to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Grapevine, TX, a short distance from the DFW airport.

14th International Mars Society Convention Flyer