Mars Mission India
Group photo with Prof. Charles Cockell outside Boulby Mines, Yorkshire.
Team Mars Mission India assembling the rover in lab to test in the Boulby Mines.
Today, with the resources on Earth being under tremendous pressure, mankind’s unending drive for exploration has been ignited once again. Now more than ever, we are looking for a better life, possibly on our neighboring solar systems and galaxies!
Mars Mission India is an initiative by the UK Centre for Astrobiology and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre that aims to promote Astrobiology as a subject of widespread interest in India.
Under the project, we have designed and developed the overall Space Science curriculum for schools and colleges with a special focus on Astrobiology in collaboration with experts from UKCA and a pool of mentors selected specifically for the purpose.
Another aspect of the program is to encourage students enrolled in various courses to take up research and project works under the Mars Innovation Prototyping Contest and explore the scope of Food, Clothing, Buildings, Laws and other aspects of habitability on Mars. This campaign will be useful in encouraging curiosity, creativity and learning among students of various disciplines with an angle of extraterrestrial application, while also adding to the knowledge base while we are still on planet Earth. Few participants from India will participate in the MINAR and other such projects every year.