Ambassadors for Mars
Published on 28 Jul 2023 by Emma Eynon
Did you know that Steve and Emma Eynon are both officially Ambassadors for Mars?
And what exactly does that mean?
The Mars Society
"The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet."
We are proud to be members, and now Ambassadors, for the Mars Society - helping to generate awareness and inspiration about the space industry.
We work in the industry of using technology to monitor and control our living spaces, to save energy and to improve the quality of our environments.
So, guess what they'll need to do on Mars too?
We realised that whether we're here on Earth, or out exploring space, we'll be needing to innovate and develop these environmental technologies more than ever!
Fantom Factory is committed to our company vision:
"Ensure advanced technology is accessible and understood by those who aspire to save our planet."
(Although, perhaps we weren't thinking BIG enough when we established this!)
We want to help more people to get inspired and take up all kinds of exciting careers with DATA which will be required "universally" in everything we do.
As accredited STEM trainers (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Maths) it was only natural for us to use our next-generation eLearning platform to provide some free education to the public!
Especially as we already use Mars in our central story universe to set training scenarios and exercises!
We have made space education courses available to the wider public on our free STEM Futures platform.
Blast Off! is a bitesized version of our larger Destination Mars! eLearning course. A fantastic way to introduce the reasons and the efforts going into exploring space and colonising Mars.
A global network of Mars Ambassadors
Not only do these courses help with public education programs, like the UK Space tour and school initiatives like the Cardiff Space Academy - but they are helping our network of fellow Mars Ambassadors too!
Mr Ronnie Dean who runs the San Antonio chapter of the Mars Society out in Texas loved our course so much, he added us to their website page on Facebook.
We were so happy Ronnie was able to use our content to inspire his own presentations to audiences in Texas on the subject of colonising Mars and space exploration!
If you'd like to talk to us about STEM or space education then contact us anytime.