Our simulants, kits, and programs are designed from the ground up to help teachers promote STEAM education in their classrooms, because a well-informed and enthusiastic public base of support is the most important element on the Journey to Mars.
NASA SPINOFF 2018
The Martian Garden is featured in the 2018 issue of NASA Spinoff Magazine, an annual NASA publication highlighting NASA technology in the private sector! The Martian Garden supplies Mojave Mars Simulant, originally developed by NASA and JPL
scientists working on the Mars Phoenix Mission.
EDUCATOR DISCOUNT PROGRAM
At The Martian Garden, we believe that the single most important element in the Journey to Mars is the support of the public. Without an informed and enthusiastic public base of support, humanity may never reach Mars.
Teachers are on the front lines of the next frontier. It's up to them to inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue the STEAM careers they'll need to help make humanity a multi-planet species. We're committed to supporting the educational community in any way we can.
No Martian Soil - or "Regolith" - has ever been returned to Earth. In order to help develop missions to Mars, NASA and JPL Scientists have developed simulated Martian soils known as Mars Regolith Simulants.
In 2007, Scientists at the JPL created Mojave Mars Simulant to help develop the Mars Phoenix Lander. Since then, Mojave Mars Simulant (MMS) has been used to develop new Mars missions and simulate the Martian surface in research programs around the world. MMS is also in the classroom, where it's not only empowering students to work with cutting-edge research materials - it's also helping to promote STEAM engagement.
At The Martian Garden, we source our material from the exact same source of high-quality iron rich Saddleback Basalt used by the JPL. Whole rocks are crushed, sorted by size, and bagged, ready for you when you need to get as close to Mars as you can get without leaving the Earth.