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Madame Mars

WOMEN AND THE QUEST FOR WORLDS BEYOND

a documentary for our newest space age

Tells the story of women and Mars – the challenges they have faced in their efforts to explore the red planet, the contributions they have made to our knowledge of Mars

Educates, inspires and motivates the next generation of Martians – especially the girls and young women who hope to pursue careers as space scientists and space explorers

Prepares us all for our next great space adventure…

Mars!

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MADAME MARS IS A PRODUCTION OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM INSTITUTE AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

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Kenya Armbrister

She spent time in the desert to prepare for life on Mars

Donna Shirley

She sent the first female to Mars, a rover named Sojourner Truth

Lara Kearney

Her design for NASA's Orion crew capsule adds creature comforts for a long trip to Mars

Susan Ip Jewell

She and her robot plan to perform remote surgery on Mars

Grace Douglas

Her Mars menus are delicious, nutritious and have a five-year shelf life

Yvonne Cagle

She's a pioneering astronaut who inspires the next generation of space explorers

Carol Stoker

She builds robots to search for "life as we don't know it" on Mars

Lori Ploutz-Snyder

Her exercise routines will keep space explorers fit and healthy on the way to Mars

Margaret Race

She's a "planetary protector" who keeps Mars safe from Earthly contamination

Lynn Harper

She forges connections among public and private groups to secure all our futures in space

Mars Girl

She performed as Mars in the "Dance of the Planets" at Chabot Space and Science Center

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What is the Madame Mars project? Who is Madame Mars? Find out how Madame Mars is preparing all of us for our next big space adventure!

Madame Mars has assembled an impressive group of scientists, educators and Mars specialists of every kind who will guide, create and populate this unique mission.

Madame Mars invites you to get your Martian on! Connect to interactive features that will entertain, educate and expand your Martian horizons.

Madame Mars invites you take the next steps with us toward Mars! Contribute your time, talent and resources to support our project and help us reach our goals.

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