Partners / Collaborators

GEN SPACE - 2020 SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit Pitch Challenge

MARS SOCIETY KENYA is proud to have participated in the 2020 SpaceCom Entrepreneur Summit Pitch Challenge where we emerged as the SES Semi-Finalist!

As an SES Participant we received;

  • 90% Discount on HubSpot for Startup for first year
  • Discounts on Twilio
  • Certificate & Seal to recognize our SES participation

Postcards to Space

Founded by Blue Origin in 2019, Club for the Future is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space. The Club and its collaborators are doing this through Postcards to Space, space-focused curriculum, and access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets. 

Postcards to Space are our way of trying to inspire the kids more about space by asking them to draw what they think about space on the back side of the card. The card is mailed to BLUE ORIGIN (address is on the postcard but they would write it on the red envelope).

BLUE ORIGIN receives it and flies the white postcard to space and mails it back. Be sure they put correct postage on both items and the correct ‘Return to’ address. The red envelopes are meant for the white postcards.

Kenya Space Expo & Conference 2022

Mars Society Kenya was honored and delighted to have been not only invited to attend, but to as well participate at the Kenya Space Expo & Conference. The Expo was held from 15-17 June 2022 and whose theme was “Leveraging Space Capabilities for National Development”. The event brought together industry players in an interactive forum that showcased current projects and innovations and provided an opportunity for linkages and collaboration. You can learn more about the event here.

This being the inaugural space expo not only for the country but also for our organization, we had to come up with the best product to showcase. Our goals and mission are to prepare the general public to support Humans-to-Mars and inspire more Elon Musks around the world, with the hope of one day we Kenyans being involved in terraforming the Red Planet.

OmniAfrica Space Exploration Analog Simulation (OASEAS)

OASEAS; the first analog space research mission for crewed simulations, will be located in the Chalbi Desert in Northern Kenya – approximately 8 hours drive from Nairobi, and no more than one hour outside of Marsabit.

OASEAS will provide a facility focused on isolation research and testing for engineered systems and procedures for space settlement. It will also include a laboratory for data collection needed for habitation technologies development as well as human well-being.

OASEAS will develop and operate partnerships with a variety of stakeholders from community-based researchers to NGOs and universities across Africa and the world, to private sector space companies and government agencies.