The Flat Mars Society was tasked with developing an end-to-end architecture for crewed human exploration of Mars that enables a crew of at least four to remain on the surface of Mars for a minimum of seven years, a project dubbed as Homesteading Mars. By assessing various factors of the mission, such as the crew and cargo transportation to/from Mars, base design, power, communications, life support, and thermal controls systems, we have developed a robust mission plan that will suit a variety of vital requirements. Researching and developing realistic sizing estimates for various overall system factors enabled our team to put forth a feasible yet innovative solution to address this complex and wide-ranging problem.
Department Aerospace Engineering
Sponsor N/A
Advisor Dr. Alvaro Romero-Calvo
Primary Email Contact
Table # B23


Name Major Hometown
Alex Leslie AE Miramichi NB (Canada)
Ashkar Awal AE Buford, GA
Joseph Carragher AE Duluth, GA
Joseph Rouse AE Savannah, GA
Markus Perkins AE North Olmsted, OH
Matthew Schulz AE Newnan, GA
Michael Zimmerman Lemus AE Brookline, MA
Rene Ake AE Alpharetta, GA
Robert Lammens AE Holly Springs, GA
Samuel Pfliger AE Newnan, GA
Shahriyar Karim AE Lilburn, GA
Surya Venkatram AE Edison, NJ
Tarun Nadimpalli AE Alpharetta GA
Tarun Golla AE Ashburn, VA
Trevor Stevens AE Atkinson, NH
Won Hyuk AE Harrington Park, NJ