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The Mars Society is creating a virtual reality platform for serious research to support the human exploration of Mars.
The Mars Society is creating a virtual reality platform for serious research to support the human exploration of Mars.
197 backers pledged $31,472 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Digital Donor Certificate & Thank You

    You'll receive a Digital Donor Certificate & personalized Thank You Note from Dr. Robert Zubrin.

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    Digital Poster of the MDRS in VR

    You'll get a digital poster of the MDRS hab & facilities as well as the surrounding terrain, as fully rendered in VR.

    You'll also receive the digital donor certificate and thank you note, as above.

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    Embroidered Patch

    You get a single embroidered patch -- either the Mission Seal (blue circle with VR Headset & Mars globe) or you can choose a Male or Female CrowdExplorer patch. We'll ask you after the Kickstarter is over. If you want to add additional patches to your pledge, just add $20 per patch to any level. We will sort it out after the Kickstarter ends.

    You'll also receive the digital poster of MDRS in VR, digital donor certificate and thank you note, as above.

    Note: this reward was recently added and is not included in any other awards below $100. Backers that have pledge $100 or more will receive one (1) free patch. Backers can also increase their existing pledges by $20 to receive one (1) patch, $40 to receive two (2), $60 to receive three (3), and so on.

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    Steam Key to unlock MDRS Mission Content

    In addition to the open-source platform which everybody will be able to download, you'll get a special Steam key that can unlock the MDRS Mission Content, the same content that we'll use to train the crewmembers at MDRS!

    You'll also receive the above two rewards.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    MarsVR Metal Medallion

    We'll send you a physical token for backing our project -- a limited-run metal medallion that glows in the dark and has the Mars Society logo on the front and MarsVR on the back. Only 250 of these will ever be made -- 200 for the backers and approx 50 for the project contributors. This reward is meant to commemorate this moment as the beginning of the MarsVR Program, which we hope will persist for a long time and through multiple phases as we pioneer the exploration of Mars using Virtual Reality technologies.

    You'll also receive the above three rewards.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Early Beta Access

    You'll get early access to our beta Virtual Reality environment before everybody else does!

    You'll also receive all the rewards above, with the exception of the Medal Medallion.

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    Pledge US$ 400 or more About US$ 400

    Core Developer Platform Access

    Become a core developer of MarsVR with exclusive developer forum access, as well as early beta access to both the VR environment and mission content.

    You will also receive all the above rewards, with the exception of the Medal Medallion.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Donate $500

    Straight donation to the project. You'll get the Digital Donation Certificate & personalized Thank You note as per the $5 level, plus some special recognition within the VR experience.

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    Donate $1000

    Straight donation to the project. You'll get the Digital Donation Certificate & personalized Thank You note as per the $5 level, plus some special recognition within the VR experience.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Become an MDRS Crewmember

    Jump The Line! Reserve your spot on a special crew rotation for the MarsVR project at the Mars Desert Research Station, run by MDRS Program Director Dr. Shannon Rupert.

    Stay at the MDRS for 5 days (4 nights) and live your dream of exploring Mars in a real analog enviornment.

    You will be responsible for your own airfare and transportation to & from the MDRS.

    We are planning for May 2019, at the end of the next field season.

    You will also receive all above rewards, including the Medal Medallion!

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