|Founder(s)||Mina Mukhar, MBA|
Board of Directors:
|Focus(es)||Space advocacy, Space Exploration, Human mission to Mars, Exploration of Mars, and Colonization of Mars|
|Motto||A Public Fund for a Human Mars Mission!|
Mars Initiative, led by Mina Mukhar, is a publicly funded international non-profit organization focused on space advocacy, space exploration, and the promotion of a human mission to Mars including exploration of Mars and the colonization of Mars.
Mars Initiative seeks to be a primary source of funding for the first entity responsible for successfully launching the first human mission to Mars to develope the first human settlement on the planet Mars.
The organization aims to propel private spaceflight into development quickly by incentivizing, spacecraft manufacturers, and other private enterprises to collaborate and focus on the delivery of a comprehensive human mission to Mars by offering them a generous subsidy for reaching all stated objectives.
Mars Initiative has established ties with the following Space Advocacy Organizations:
- "The Mars Foundation". - Led by "Bruce Mackenzie"., Executive Director.
- "MarsDrive". - Led by "Frank Stratford"., Chief Executive.
Both Bruce Mackenzie and Frank Stratford sit on the Board of Directors of Mars Initiative
Mars Initiative has claims to be "transparent in everything they do":
"[We] hold a strong value of transparency in everything [we] do. As such, Mars Initiative [has] made a commitment to publishing the organization’s monthly bank statements (all but the last 4 digits of the account number has been redacted for security). "
Mars Initiative publishes their redacted bank statements at the following URL: "TMI Bank Statements"..
- Anne Sewell (2 Jan 2013). "The Mars Initiative: A public fund for a human mission to Mars". Digital Journal. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013.
- MarsInitiative.org. "About Us (Who Are We?) - We Are You!". Mars Initiative. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013.
- "Mars Initiative Board Member Frank Stratford Interviewed on Dr. David Livingston's Space Show". i-Newswire. 5 Dec 2012. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013.
- MarsHome.org. "Mars Foundation - Directors & Officers". The Mars Foundation. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013.
- MarsDrive.com. "MarsDrive - Executive Team". MarsDrive. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013.
- MarsInitiative.org. "Leadership Team". Mars Initiative. Retrieved 6 Jan 2013.