Earthwatch Expeditions: Searching for Life on Mars

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Earthwatch has launched the first public expedition to Mars to help answer the ultimate question: are we alone in the universe?

Breakthrough aerospace technology has turned science fiction into reality, and Earthwatch is thrilled to announce their most exciting endeavor yet: a scientific research expedition to Mars in search of water and life.

Earthwatch is an international nonprofit organization that sends everyday people on expeditions around the globe to conduct hands-on scientific research alongside the world’s top scientists. Participants have traveled with Earthwatch from the corners of Namibia to the depths of Australia, and now we’re sending them to space.

Volunteers will spend their days hiking through meteor craters and Earth-gazing, all while looking for signs of water and life. The environment is harsh—an average temperature of about -50 degrees Fahrenheit, winds occasionally getting up to 500 miles per hour, and the whole lack of oxygen thing—but it’s also one of the most exciting spots for science ever.

Leading volunteers will be intergalactically experienced researcher Dr. Marvin Martin of the Intergalactic Science Coalition. He’ll lead citizen scientists on this adventure of a lifetime to measure environmental conditions and collect any evidence of native microorganisms.

Participants depart from Cape Canaveral in Florida on the most exciting journey of their lives. With a price tag of $1,250,000, it is not an opportunity available to everybody, but the price is tax-deductible in the U.S

About Earthwatch:
Earthwatch ( is an international nonprofit organization that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. We believe that achieving a sustainable environment requires objective scientific data from the field, but also that the scientific process must engage the general public if it is to change the world. Earthwatch has more than 50 expeditions, all over the world, and partners with the world’s top scientists in their field, to answer critical research questions.

Brett Rudy
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